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Ukrainian Postal Service (Public Joint Stock Company "Ukrposhta")
Public company (since 2015)
IndustryPostal and public services
Founded1947[2] (member of Universal Postal Union and Soviet Post)
Headquarters22 Khreshchatyk st, Kyiv, Ukraine; Post code: 01001
Key people
Ihor Smilianskyi (Director)[3]
ServicesMail, express mail, parcel post, commercial delivery, freight forwarding, third-party logistics, transfer payment (utilities payments, subscriptions and pensions distribution, other money transfers)[4]
RevenueIncrease UA₴ 1,831 million (the first 6 months of 2015)[5]
Number of employees
73 000 (including: mail carriers – 32 000; operators – 13 700; sorters – 2 600;) [6]

JSC Ukrainian Postal Service or Ukrposhta (Ukrainian: Укрпошта) is a public company of Ukraine with 100% state ownership due to its strategic importance. In 1999–2015 it was a unitary enterprise of the government of Ukraine. Ukrposhta is a member of Universal Postal Union since 1947 and owner of national stamp issuing enterprise "Ukraine Stamps" (Ukrainian: Марки України).


Logo in 1992–2009
Logo 2009 to 2017
Seal used on some stamps and mailboxes

A postal service in Ukraine has been a member of Universal Postal Union (UPU) since 1947. It operated within the Soviet Ministry of Telecommunications (Administration of Postal Communication, Russian: Управление почтовой связи) as its republican branch on territory of the Ukrainian SSR and was centered in Moscow. The Ukrainian SSR did not have a separate system of telecommunications and was completely integrated within the "Soviet" (read Russian) system of telecommunications. As part of the Gorbachov reforms (perestroika and decentralization, see Union of Sovereign States), in 1991 in Soviet Ukraine was created Ukrtelecom which took over administration of all means of communication such as postal and signal.

In 1994 Ukrposhta started to operate as a separate business entity following the restructuring of Ukrtelecom, after which Ukrposhta is providing postal service, while Ukrtelecom is providing telephone and telegraph services.

In July 1998 "Ukrposhta" was reformed again on a government request.

Now it is managed by the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine decrees.

The "Ukrposhta"'s activities are regulated by the Law of Ukraine "On Postal Service" (in force since 4 October 2001) and other laws including regulations of the UPU.


In 2016 "Ukrposhta" revealed company overview and statistics of 2015:

  • 27 Regional administrative directories;
  • 12 000 post offices (including 9 000 in rural areas);
  • 73 000 employees (Postmen – 32.0; operators −13.7; Sorters – 2.6)
  • 200.9 million of postal items annual processing and delivery, including:
15.4 million insured items;
11.1 million orders;
74.0 million pensions delivered;
  • Direct fetching to 15 million subscriber mailboxes;
  • Subscription distribution: 500.7 million copies a year;
  • Transporting 31 tons annually; total vehicles mileage covering 72 million km;

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ukrainian Postal Service Official Website".
  2. ^ "Universal Postal Union. Member countries › Eastern Europe and Northern Asia › Ukraine".
  3. ^ Cabinet appoints Ihor Smiliansky head of Ukrposhta, Interfax-Ukraine (20 April 2016)
  4. ^ "Ukrainian Postal Service Official Website. Services".
  5. ^ "20 most profitable companies of Ukraine in 2015. Infographics". 28 December 2015.
  6. ^ "Ukrainian Postal Service Official Website. About. General information. Number of employees".

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