KIEV, Ukraine -- In the early hours of October 27 Ukraine is setting the clocks one hour back to switch to its standard time (GMT +2).
Pursuant to Government Resolution 509 of May 13, 1996, the hour hand is set back one hour on the last Sunday of October at 4am.
The daylight savings are to efficient use of the light day and saving electricity.
As Ukrainian News earlier reported, in the first half of 2011 daylight savings' hazard for citizens' health was being widely debated.
On September 20, 2011, the Verkhovna Rada cancelled daylight savings after the Russian and Belarusian authorities.
But the move incurred displeasure in the western Ukrainian dwellers and officials, who said that with daylight savings abolished dawn in their region would break as late as by 10am.
In the end, on October 18, 2011, Parliament re-established daylight savings.
In February 2012, the Cabinet of Ministers registered draft law No.10125 with the parliament, by which they proposed to abolish daylight savings as of summer 2013 (to set the clocks one hour forward no more) but the MPs never considered the document.
Source: Ukrainian News