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All-Ukrainian Party "New force"

The flag of the All-Ukrainian Party "New force" is at <>.
Victor Lomantsov, 10 August 2002

Christian-Democratic Party of Ukraine

The flag of the Christian-Democratic Party of Ukraine (Khrystyyans'ko-Demokratychna Partiya Ukrainy) can be seen at <>.
Dov Gutterman, 27 January 2002

From <>:
Christian-Democratic Party of Ukraine (Khrystyyansko- Demokratychna Partiya Ukrainy) - A small but long-established party headed by Vitaliy Zhuravskyy, it has nominated only 100 candidates, few of whom are well known.
Jarig Bakker, 11 May 2002

Congres of Ukrainian Nationalism

by Dov Gutterman, 30 June 2002

Flag of "Congres of Ukrainian Nationalism" Movement at <>
Jens Pattke, 11 May 2002

At <> - Emblem of Ukrainian Nationalists Organization. The acronym is: OUN.
At <> - Flag of Ukrainian Nationalists Organization.
Something may have changed: The emblem at <> doesn't include the "OUN" acronym, and the name found there is definitely "Congress" (Ukrainian acronym: KUN), not "Organization" (Ukrainian acronym: OUN). A minor change of the name and emblem lately?
Mariusz Borkowski, 30 June 2002

Youth Nationalists Congress

from <>

At <>, one can see the plain red-black flag at the bottom, and the same flag charged with emblem at the top.
The site is in Ukrainian so I can only guess that either it is flags of two related movements or that this movement changed its symbol and flag to the upper ones.
Dov Gutterman, 25 June 2002

At <> - emblem of Youth Nationalists Congress, youth ally of CUN. The words on an emblem: MOLODIZHNIY NACIONALISTICHNIY KONGRIES (Youth Nationalists Congress).
At <> flag of Youth Nationalists Congress there are 4 words on the emblem on this flag, though I'm unable to read them.
Mariusz Borkowski, 30 June 2002

Liberal Party of Ukraine

by Victor Lomantsov, 26 Febuary 2002

Flag of Liberal Party of Ukraine (Liberalna Partiya Ukrayini) - Adopted in 1993.
Source: Ukrainian bulletin "Znak".
Victor Lomantsov, 26 Febuary 2002

The Political Handbook of the World 1997 qualifies it among the centrist and centrist-leftist groups.
Jarig Bakker, 26 Febuary 2002

Motherland Party

by Dov Gutterman, 10 March 2003

At <> there is a photo of "Members of reformist Yulia Tymoshenko's party smile holding their party flags during a rally in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, March 9, 2003, with the ancient St. Sophia Cathedral in the background. Thousands of Ukrainians braved biting cold and icy conditions Sunday to take to the streets nationwide calling for scandal-tainted President Leonid Kuchma to resign. (AP Photo/ Efrem Lukatsky) "
The flag has many different shades, which one is true?
Zach Harden, 10 March 2003

My guess is that party flags do not have "official" specifications or construction sheets. If I had to guess I'd say the brighter B-Y-R are what the party members have in mind; the pastel shades (the faded blue and pink seem to go together) suggest faded specimens.
Note the resemblance to the flag of Galicia; I wonder if it's just coincidence.......
Al Kirsch, 10 March 2003

According to Yulia Tymoshenko's website at <>, her party's name is Batkivshchyna, which is translated "Motherland."
John Ayer, 10 March 2003

The third stripe of this flag is not red but raspberry-red. Raspberry colour in Ukraine - symbol of cossacks.
Victor Lomantsov, 10 March 2003

National People's Front of Ukraina "Rukh"

from <>, located by Dov Gutterman, 10 August 2002

National People's Front of Ukraina "Rukh".
Jens Pattke and Victor Lomantsov, 11 May 2002

Party of Muslims of Ukraine

by Victor Lomantsov, 23 Febuary 2002

Party of Muslims of Ukraine. Flag was adopted in 1997. Ratio 1:2. Width of green stripes equal to 1/10 of flag-width. The emblem consists of green cyrillic letter "M" (stylized to arabic) and black name of the party in ukrainian.
source: heraldry bulletin "Znak".
Victor Lomantsov, 23 Febuary 2002

Party of the Consciousness of the Third Millenium

from <>, located by Jens Pattke, 11 May 2002

Party of the Consciousness of the Third Millenium.
Jens Pattke, 11 May 2002

Slavic Party

by Anto'nio Martins, 28 July 2002

Slavic Party. Photo of the was located by Dov Gutterman at <>.
Jens Pattke, 11 May 2002

I managed to gain access to the party website, and found that the Slavic Party holds that Ukraine lacks the economic basis for political independence, and should reunite with Russia and Belarus.  As far as I could see, only the triband is a flag.  The circular design is labeled "emblem."
John Ayer, 14 May 2002

The specs seem to be 2:3 = (2+6+2):15, with emblem and lettering "Slavānskaā partiā".
I guess this is not Ukrainian, but russian, and thus this slavic party is rather a Russophile party (Soviet-nostalgic, monarchist, ethnic Russian?).
Anto'nio Martins, 28 July 2002

Social-Democratic Party of Ukraine

by Victor Lomantsov, 23 Febuary 2002

Social-Democratic Party of Ukraine. The flag was adopted in 1992. Rose is a traditional symbol of social-democrats, 7 stars symbolize 7 letters in the word "Ukraine", blue and yellow - national colours of Ukraine.
source: heraldry bulletin "Znak".
Victor Lomantsov, 23 Febuary 2002

From <>:
Social-Democratic Party of Ukraine (Sotsial-Demokratychna Partiya Ukrainy--SDPU) - Led by Verkhovna Rada deputy Yuriy Buzduhan, it nominated only 127 candidates, few of whom are well-known. Marchuk had originally appeared likely to run on the SDPU list but chose the SDPU (o) instead (Vseukrainskiye Vedomosti, 21 October 1997). Buzduhan called the rival SDPU (o) not a social democratic party but a "financial-petrol clan of Surkis and Medvedchuk" (Vseukrainskiye Vedomosti, 21 October 1997). Viktor Medvedchuk, head of the Lawyers Union, is No. 4 on the SDPU (o) list, and Hryhoriy Surkis, head of Kiev's Dynamo soccer club, is No. 5.
Jarig Bakker, 11 May 2002

Socialist Party of Ukraine

from <>, located by Dov Gutterman, 11 May 2002

Socialist Party of Ukraina.
Jens Pattke, 11 May 2002

Ukrainian National Assembly (UNA)

by Victor Lomantsov, 19 August 2000

I found this photo  of a right-wing group in Ukraine at <> which states: " Members of the ultra right-wing nationalist party, the Ukrainian National Assembly (UNA), carry a coffin, with the body of their leader Anatoly Lupynos, and their nationalist flags during a funeral procession in Kiev, Ukraine, on Tuesday, February 8, 2000. Lupynos, one of the founders of Ukraine's Popular Movement (Narodny Ruch) , who served 27 years in Soviet-era prisons, died on Saturday, Feb. 5. He was 62. The activists of UNA took part in the Russian-Chechen war against Russia and took part in other armed conflicts, acting against the Russians. (AP Photo/Viktor Pobedinsky) "
steve stringfellow , 13 Febuary 2000

Detailed information and images about this flag refered was published recently in Flag Report
Jaume Ollé, 20 Febuary 2000

Ukrainian National Assembly (UNA) - The party was founded in 1990. The party flag is red with black cross (symbol of Cosacces) and sign of "infinity". The sign is torn. It must symbolize that the process of building of ukrainian state was interrupted in the past.
Victor Lomantsov, 19 August 2000

Ukrainian National Organization (OUN)

from <>, located by Dov Gutterman, 26 June 2002

Organization of Ukrainian nationalists.
Victor Lomantsov, 26 June 2002

Ukrainian National Self-Defence (UNSO)

by Victor Lomantsov, 19 August 2000

Ukrainian National Self-Defence (UNSO), an armed wing of UNA. The flag is red square with black "cross potent". There is a white trident in the centre of the cross and the letters "UNSO" on the arms of the cross.
Victor Lomantsov, 19 August 2000

by Jaume Ollé, 19 August 2000

I believe that UNSO has a 2:3 flag. Here is a photo
Jaume Ollé, 19 August 2000

May be it is unofficial variant ? - The official flag have the ratio 1:1.
Source: Bulletin of Ukrainian Heraldry Society "Znak" No 7 (1994)
Victor Lomantsov, 20 August 2000

Ukrainian People Democratic Party

by Ivan Sache, 16 November 2001

by Ivan Sache, 17 November 2001

The Ukrainian People Democratic Party seems to use a horizontally divided blue-yellow-green flag. The party website shows the logo of the party with these three colours and something looking like a flag (on the rigth middle of the page, 7 cm below (PDP). see: <>.
I don't know anything about this party. The top two-thirds of the flag are evidently related to the Ukrainian colours. I assume it is anti-Communist or at least not Communist since red colour is not used in the flag.
Ivan Sache, 16 November 2001

The Political Handbook of The World, 1997 has: "Popular-Democratic Party of Ukraine (Narodno-Demokratychna Partiya
Ukrainy - NDPU). The NDPU was registered in June 1996 as the result of a merger of centrist political forces, including the Party for Democratic Revival of Ukraine (partiya Demokratychna Vidrodzhennia Ukrainy - PDVU) and the Labor Congress of Ukraine (Trudova Kogres Ukrainy - TKU). The PDVU had earlier formed the core of the New Ukraine (NU) center-left alliance and had won four seats in the 1994 ballotting. In 1998 the NDPU got 28 seats. Leader: Anatoliy Matviyenko".
Jarig Bakker, 16 November 2001

Jaume informed me off-list that the correct proportions of the PNP flag could be 1:2. From the "image" of the flag on the party website, it is "between" 2:3 and 1:2. I initially made it 2:3 according to the Ukrainian natonal flag.
Ivan Sache, 17 November 2001

The Ukrainian inscription of PDVU by Jarig is not correct. The name in Ukrainian looks like Democratic Party of Revival... (correct name is Party of Democratic Revival..., of course). Correct Ukrainian name is - Partiya Demokratychnogo Vidrodzhennya Ukrainy. The ukrainian name of TKU is not correct too. Must be - Trudovyi Kongres Ukrainy
Regulation on symbols of the People Democratic Party was adopted on 17, June, 2000 by Executive Committee of the party.
Victor Lomantsov, 2 December 2001

Ukrainian Republican Party

Gaceta de Banderas 79 show a dark blue flag bearing a white disk with a black bird, that is reported by Grechilo, being the flag of the Republican Party. I have a photo of a demostration where is a blue flag (but light blue) bearing a yellow disk with a dark device (that is not visible). Anyone know if this can be same flag (in a variant version) or other different party flag?
Jaume Olle', 26 July 2003

Unity Party ("Yednist")

by Victor Lomantsov, 19 June 2002

Flag of ukrainian party "Unity" ("Yednist") on the party web-site <>.
Victor Lomantsov, 19 June 2002

Working Ukraine

by Victor Lomantsov, 6 Febuary 2002

I lovated the flag of the party at <>.
Dov Gutterman, 27 January 2002

The first line says "Politichna Partiya" (Political Party); the second says "Trudova Ukraina" (Working Ukraine). 
Joe McMillan, 5 Febuary 2002

The party was instituted on March, 19, 2000. According to WEB-site of the party: Flag of the party is blue with orange horizontal stripe. Motto 2:3. Blue inscription "POLITICAL PARTY" (Helios Ext. Bold font) is placed on the orange stripe.White inscription "WORKING UKRAINE" (Futuris Black font) is placed at the bottom of the field.
Blue stripe symbolizes validity, faith, love to majestic, cleanliness, transformation. Blue - colour of devoted service to true and aspiration to self-expression. Orange - colour of harvest, fruits of ground, evolved under beams of the sun, colour of action, enthusiasm and freedom.White - this colour is a base of all paints, it symbolizes tolerance.
Victor Lomantsov, 6 Febuary 2002

From <>:
Working Ukraine (Vyborchyy Blok "Trudova Ukraina") - It was formed by the Civil Congress of Ukraine (Hromadyanskyy Konhres Ukrainy) and Ukrainian Justice Party (Ukrainska Partiya Spravedlyvosti). The Civil Congress, based in Donetsk, was created in 1992 by representatives of the east and south to defend the Russian language and promote closer integration with Russia. (see Note 12) The bloc put up a slate of 117, including Kiev City Mayor Oleksandr Omelchenko, Minister of Foreign Economic Ties Serhiy Osyka, and first assistant to the premier Andriy Derkach. The anti- Kuchma paper Silski Visti (29 January) asserted that Working Ukraine is filled with people "who worked or are working in the president's Administration or cabinet" and is a "'fifth column' in the veterans' movement." The list is headed by veterans (No. 1 and No. 3) and includes a total of 25 members of veterans' organizations.
Jarig Bakker, 11 May 2002

Young Ukraine

from <>, located by Dov Gutterman, 26 June 2002

Party "Moloda Ukrayina" (Young Ukraine).
Victor Lomantsov, 26 June 2002

Independentists Movements (?)

It was asked about an Ukrainian orange-white-blue flag as follows:
"I'm french and I'm looking for a flag. A friend saw a flag on a licence car plate from ukraine, from the top : orange (or yellow may be) - white - blue"
In my city I can see frequentky Ukranian cars and they bear the national flag and the quoted flag is unknown. But if was in a shape of an oval perhaps it is a independentist flag (Ruthenian or Lemko or other?).
Jaume Ollé, 8 September 2000

Unidentified Flags at Demonstrations

The German weekly news magazine "Der Spiegel" sometimes contains photos with flags. At issue 8 of 2001 ( p. 139) you can see a demonstration in Kiev (Ukraine) showing at least three types of flags:
- Flag of the UNSO.
- A pale blue flag with some yellow device. Maybe OUN.
- A yellow flag with a variant of the Ukrainian trident on a blue field.
See <>.
Marcus Schmoger
, 28 Febuary 2001

At Issue 12 (March 19th) at p. 230: Demonstration of Ukrainian opposition against president Kuchma; visible are:
- Flags of the UNSO
- Blue flags (unknown) with white writings.
- Yellow flags with some devices (unknown).
See: <>?
Marcus Schmoger
, 20 March 2001