Ukrayinska Pravda

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Ukrayinska Pravda
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Ukrayinska Pravda of March 12, 2014
Type of site
Available in Ukrainian/Russian
Headquarters Ukraine
Owner Olena Prytula
Created by Georgiy Gongadze
Editor Sevğil Musayeva-Borovyk (since 2014)
Alexa rank Positive decrease 3424(September 2019)[1]
Commercial Yes
Registration Not required
Launched April 16, 2000; 19 years ago (2000-04-16)[2]
Current status News-in media

Ukrayinska Pravda (Ukrainian: Українська правда, literally Ukrainian Truth) is a popular Ukrainian online newspaper founded by Georgiy R. Gongadze on 16 April 2000 (the day of the Ukrainian constitutional referendum).[2] Published mainly in Ukrainian with selected articles published in or translated to Russian and English, the newspaper is tailored for a general readership with emphasis on the hot issues of the politics of Ukraine. The Ukrainian government has at times reportedly exerted pressure on the publication to restrict access to information.[3]

Along with Hromadske TV and Center UA (Center for United Action), Ukrayinska Pravda is part of the Kyiv MediaHub.

Initiatives and achievements

Georgiy Gongadze, co-founder and first editor of the Ukrayinska Pravda.
Ukrayinska Pravda's chief investigative journalists, Serhiy Leshchenko (center) and Mustafa Nayem (right), interview politician Taras Chornovil.
Ukrayinska Pravda's journalist Pavel Sheremet died in Kiev on 20 July 2016 in a car explosion.[4]
A cartoon from Ukrayinska Pravda

The newspaper was often first to investigate and publish the material on corruption or unethical conduct of, or related to, Ukrainian politicians from all political camps. In December 2002, Ukrayinska Pravda was refused a press accreditation by the (then) General Prosecutor of Ukraine Svyatoslav Piskun (an offence against the Criminal Code of Ukraine).[5]

Staff and contributors of the Ukrayinska Pravda have pioneered many legal and research techniques aimed at advancing freedom of information in Ukraine, particularly those concerning the public spending, public procurement and offshore tax evasion. Staff journalists routinely participate in non-partisan public actions promoting democracy and press freedom in the country.

Offspring Web sites of the Ukrayinska Pravda project

Ukrayinska Pravda is also the umbrella site for the following more recent sister Web sites:

  • Economichna Pravda (literally "economic truth") – economy and business news and publications
  • Табло ID – celebrity illustrated news site, paying significant attention to the public life of Ukrainian politicians and statesmen
  • – sports news site
  • Ukrayinska Pravda.Kyiv – local news and articles on Kiev city
  • Ukrayinska Pravda.Zhyttia (literally "Life") – social ezine
  • Istorychna Pravda – non-news history magazine
  • blog-post sections:
    • Ukrayinska Pravda.Blohy – "Blogs" (selected bloggers)
    • Ukrayinska Pravda.Narodni Blohy – "People's Blogs" (public blogging)

Editorial copyright disclaimers[6] collectively describe these sites as the "Ukrayinska Pravda Internet Holding", not specifying the legal nature of the holding.

Among regular bloggers at Ukrayinska Pravda are Anatoliy Hrytsenko, Ruslana Lyzhychko, Inna Bohoslovska, Tetyana Chornovol, Yuriy Lutsenko and many others.


In 2017 Ukrayinska Pravda was among the ten most cited sources in the Ukrainian Wikipedia.[7] Currently it is included in the top 50 most visited websites in Ukraine.[8]

Chief editors

See also


  1. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2019-09-24.
  2. ^ a b Beheaded: The Killing of a Journalist by J.V. Koshiw, Artemia Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-9543764-0-6 (page 63)
  3. ^ "Українська Гельсінська спілка з прав людини".
  4. ^ Kramer, Andrew E. (20 July 2016). "Pavel Sheremet, Journalist in Ukraine, Is Killed in Car Bombing". The New York Times. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  5. ^ JOURNALISTS BOYCOTT PROSECUTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE, Ukrayinska Pravda (December 5, 2002)
  6. ^ Правила використання матеріалів сайтів Інтернет-холдингу "Українська правда", Часті запитання(in Ukrainian)
  7. ^ Lewoniewski, Włodzimierz; Węcel, Krzysztof; Abramowicz, Witold (2017-09-23). "Analysis of References Across Wikipedia Languages". Communications in Computer and Information Science. 756: 561–573. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-67642-5_47. Retrieved 2019-09-24.
  8. ^ Top sites in Ukraine - Alexa Rank

External links

  • Ukrayinska Pravda (in Ukrainian)
  • Ukrayinska Pravda (in Russian)
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