In Ukraine in 2008 it was got married 321,992 thousand that honor one quarter less, than in 2007. The Minister of Justice of Ukraine Nikolay Onishchuk reported about it with reference to statistics of bodies of civil registration of citizens of the Ministry of Justice.
The number of divorces also decreased leap year - from 178 thousand in 2007 to 166,836 thousand in 2008, reports a press - service of the Ministry of Justice. Reduction of number of the registered marriages, according to the minister, is an everyday occurrence for leap-years. So, for example, in leap 2004 it was registered for 26% of marriages less, than for the previous 2003.
On a ratio marriages - divorces the first place are occupied by the Zakarpatye area where in 2008 over 3 marriages fell on each divorce. In Vinnytsia, Volynsk, Ivano - Frankovsky, Lvov, Ternopol, Hmelnitsky, Cherkassk, Chernovitsky, Chernigov areas, and also in the cities of Kiev and Sevastopol was the share of each divorce on 2 and more marriages.
The worst situation in the ratio marriages - divorces last year is registered in Poltava region where 1,5 marriages were the share of each divorce. In Lugansk, Donetsk, Nikolaev and Dnepropetrovsk areas on each divorce 1,6-1,7 marriages were recorded.