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Ukrainska Pravda
Ukrainska Pravda of 1 December 2019
Type of site
Online newspaper
Available in
HeadquartersKyiv, Ukraine
OwnerDragon Capital[1]
Created byGeorgiy Gongadze
EditorSevgil Musayeva[1]
RegistrationNot required
Launched16 April 2000; 24 years ago (2000-04-16)[2]
OCLC number1066371688

Ukrainska Pravda (Ukrainian: Українська правда, lit.'Ukrainian truth') is a Ukrainian online newspaper founded by Georgiy 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 an emphasis on the politics of Ukraine.

In May 2021, owner Olena Prytula sold 100% of the corporate rights of Ukrainska Pravda to Dragon Capital. The parties agreed that the editorial policy of the publication would remain unchanged.[1]


In December 2002, Ukrainska Pravda was refused a press accreditation by the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Svyatoslav Piskun (an offence against the Criminal Code of Ukraine).[3]

According to the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union, after Ukrainska Pravda journalists Serhiy Leshchenko and Mustafa Nayyem displayed a protest banner with the message "Stop the libel law" during a Verkhovna Rada session on 2 October 2012, the Office of the Verkhovna Rada questioned whether Leshchenko and Nayyem should be granted access to future sessions.[4]

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

Sister websites

Ukrainska Pravda is also the umbrella site for the following more recent sister websites:

Editorial copyright disclaimers[5] collectively describe these sites as the "Ukrainska Pravda Internet Holding", not specifying the legal nature of the holding.

Regular bloggers at Ukrainska Pravda include Anatoliy Hrytsenko, Ruslana, Inna Bohoslovska, Tetiana Chornovol and Yuriy Lutsenko.[citation needed]

Chief editors


See also


  1. ^ a b c d Новим власником "Української правди" став Томаш Фіала [Tomáš Fiala became the new owner of "Ukrainska Pravda"]. Ukrainska Pravda (in Ukrainian). 26 May 2021. Archived from the original on 24 February 2022. Retrieved 4 March 2022.
  2. ^ a b Koshiw, J. V. (2003). Beheaded: The Killing of a Journalist. Artemia Press. p. 63. ISBN 978-0-9543764-0-6. LCCN 2003615457. OCLC 231974044. OL 8479365M.
  3. ^ "Journalists boycott Prosecutor General's office". Ukrainska Pravda. 5 December 2002. Archived from the original on 17 June 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2009.
  4. ^ "Parliament restricts Ukrainska Pravda journalists". Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union. 11 October 2012. Archived from the original on 19 October 2012.
  5. ^ Правила використання матеріалів сайтів Інтернет-холдингу "Українська правда" [Rules for using the materials of the sites of the Internet holding "Ukrainska Pravda"]. Ukrainska Pravda (in Ukrainian). Archived from the original on 17 June 2011. Retrieved 4 March 2022.
  6. ^ Kramer, Andrew E. (20 July 2016). "Pavel Sheremet, Journalist in Ukraine, Is Killed in Car Bombing". Section A. The New York Times. p. 9. Retrieved 20 July 2016.

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