Ukraine eliminates Daylight Saving Time (DST)
Update: In October 2011, the Ukrainian parliament changed its original decision to permanently remain on DST. Ukrainians will continue to turn their clocks back along with most other Europeans .
A mere formality
The Ukrainian parliament, Verkhova Rada, passed the bill on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. The intention to cancel seasonal time change had been announced as early as April 2011 by Oleg Nadosha from the ruling Party of Regions. To many observers the vote was therefore a mere formality.
Time in the Ukraine
Clocks in Ukraine were turned one hour ahead for the last time on Sunday, March 27, 2011. Under the old rules, they would have been turned back again on October 30, 2011.