Ukraine switches to winter time on the night of 24 to 25 October at four in the morning Ukrainians will move the clock 1 hour back, in the end, Kiev and Moscow again will spread in time by one hour.
Ukraine adjusts the clock twice a year according to the decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of 13 may 1996 " About the order of calculating time in Ukraine ". Although Ukrainian officials before and debated on the subject of the need for translation time, but still the old order as long as kept in force. Traditionally Ukraine switches to winter and summer. Summer on the last Sunday of March, at the winter on the last Sunday of October.
With the previous daylight saving time From late March to Kiev and Moscow for seven months lived in one time. Now the difference in one hour back, also in different time zones will be controlled by Ukraine territory and not under the control of a part of Donbas, living according to Moscow time.
Interestingly, the clock in Ukraine at this time coincides With the holding of local elections on October 25. First in the Ukrainian history already there were cases When the clock fell on election day, because of what happened to a medium-sized curiosities, for example, polling stations opened late due to forgetfulness of the participants in the electoral process.
The clock on the tradition entails the correction graphs of the trains. Ukrainian railway carrier Ukrzaliznytsia has already warned that in connection With transition to winter time adjusted schedules." All changes have been made in advance and coordinated With the administrations of neighbouring countries. So, the tickets indicate the time of departure and arrival as adjusted train schedule ", - notified in advance Firm.
It is noteworthy that Moscow and Kiev remain formally in the same time zone. In most parts of the USSR Since 1930 operated So-called decree time (lap + 1 hour). When daylight saving time was added for another hour. In 1990, the Ukrainian, Moldovan and Belarusian Soviet socialist Republic have abolished the maternity time and "back" in your own time zone. That was the first time experiencing the time difference between Moscow and these republics.
When Kyiv and Moscow changed, 26 October 2014, both capital simultaneously translated arrows of hours on an hour ago, saving hours of time difference. The exception was controlled by the militia of the territory of Donbass - there is the self-proclaimed authorities not to put the clock, so, uravnavesil With Moscow time.
Now Russia, Russia ceded the Crimea and the Ukrainian part of Donbass is no longer the clock, staying in winter time. Kiev With the transition to winter time Now again will return the hours difference With Moscow and the Donbass not controlled, but moving to summer - will return in the same time.
With neighbouring Belarus Kiev also disperse for an hour, as well as Minsk live Moscow time.
Ninety-five percent of Ukraine's territory is placed in the 2nd (Eastern European) zone, while Lugansk and part of the territories of Donetsk and Kharkiv oblasts in the 3rd zone. That is, formally, between the Donbass and Kiev is obliged to be an hour difference. Fresh Russian regions - Crimea and Sevastopol last summer decided to live on Moscow time.