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Belarusians in Ukraine is the second biggest minority after Russians. Unlike many other ethnic groups, Belarusians do not have any particular concentration in the country, but spread out more-less evenly across all regions.

Belarusians in Ukraine
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Total population
275,763 (2001)
Regions with significant populations
Donetsk Oblast44,525 (2001)
(w/ Sevastopol)
35,157 (2001)
Dnipropetrovsk Oblast29,528 (2001)
Luhansk Oblast20,587 (2001)
Kiev16,549 (2001)
Kharkiv Oblast14,752 (2001)
Odessa Oblast12,767 (2001)
Zaporizhia Oblast12,655 (2001)
Rivne Oblast11,827 (2001)
other regions of Ukraine77,416 (2001)
Russian (62.5%) Belarusian (19.8%)
Eastern Orthodoxy
Related ethnic groups
Slavic people (West Slavs, East Slavs, South Slavs)

Location and numberEdit

In Ukraine, the number of Belarusians is estimated at over 275,000 (the 2001 Ukrainian Census)[1] Most of the Belarusians diaspora in Ukraine appeared as a result of the migration of Belarusians to the Ukrainian SSR during the Soviet Union. Lviv has been an important center of Belarusian social and cultural life during the Russian Empire and interwar Poland. There are now Belarusian organizations in major cities like Lviv, Sevastopol in the Crimea, and others. A notable Ukrainian of Belarusian descent is Viktor Yanukovych, the fourth president of Ukraine.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Всеукраїнський перепис населення 2001 - Результати - Основні підсумки - Національний склад населення:".