Ukraine

Twitter and social media in general has played an important role in the political events in Ukraine. The entire Ukrainian leadership is active on the social network and the institutional accounts of the government and the foreign ministry have seen exponential growth over the past year.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko

Petro Poroshenko's personal Twitter profile has been dormant since 1 February 2014. The account is linked to his personal Facebook profile where he is followed by 110,000 people. The account has only sent 11 tweets since it was created on 24 February 2009. @Poroshenko has shared one video of his New Year’s greetings posted on 31 December 2011.

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Petro Poroshenko

@poroshenko

President of Ukraine

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Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)

Tweets:11
Following:53
Followers:15,569
Joined Twitter: 02/24/2009
Language: Ukrainian
Status: Dormant since 01.02.2014
Tweets/day: 0.01
Retweets: 27%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.09
Replies/Tweet:
Tweets retweeted: 55%
Most mentioned @YouTube (1).

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Most popular tweet

Translation: The abolition of the "laws" of January 16 - Stop oen step away from the abyss. Now we must do everything to move away from this precipice http://poroshenko.com.ua/?view=7756

President of Ukraine Programa Poroshenka

@Programme_PP is the official account of President Poroshenko and started as his campaign account on 2 April 2014. The most retweeted tweet of the account is a picture of Petro Poroshenko and his wife in traditional garb with the caption: Meet the First Lady and a link to the Newspaper Ukrainska Pravda. The account tweets exclusively in Ukrainian and chronicles the activities of the president with an abundant use of pictures and videos. The account is not very interactive and rarely @replies or @mentiosn other users.

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Programa Poroshenka

@Programa_PP

Офіційна сторінка Петра Порошенка

Peer connections (as of June 2014)

Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)

Tweets:896
Following:23
Followers:11,815
Joined Twitter: April 02, 2014
Language: Ukrainian
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 11.46
Retweets: 4.75%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.01
Replies/Tweet: 0.13
Tweets retweeted: 92%
Most mentioned @Abias89 (1), @interfaxua (1), @HromadskeTV (1), @demalliance (1)

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First tweet

Translation: We launched the official campaign page of presidential candidate Poroshenko! Join now

Most popular tweet

Translation: Meet the First Lady http://tabloid.pravda.com.ua/photos/5382f0866d7ec/ pic.twitter.com/UTL3thgdwI

Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk joined Twitter on 23 September 2013 and he posts on average two tweets per day, mostly in Ukrainian. The account often posts videos of his speeches and pictures of his meetings with foreign dignitaries. Almost every post is retweeted on average 59 times. Prime Minister himself rarely interacts with other Twitter users. Arseniy Yatsenyuk often expresses his positions and during the demonstrations shared Euromaidan news and other Ukraine related topics. His most retweeted post is from 22 November 2013 calling all residents of Kiev top join the #Euromaidan protests. A picture of the mass protests is also his Twitter background.

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Arseniy Yatsenyuk

@Yatsenyuk_AP

Прем’єр-міністр України.

Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)

Tweets:562
Following:37
Followers:145,342
Joined Twitter: 09/23/2013
Language: Ukrainian
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 2.22
Retweets: 6%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.04
Replies/Tweet: 0.02
Tweets retweeted: 92%
Most mentioned @Yatsenyuk_AP (10), @ua_yanukovych (3), @GeoffPyatt (2), @BarackObama (2), @SenJohnMcCain (1), @camanpour (1), @CNBC (1), @StefanFuleEU (1), @carlbildt (1), @SecKerry (1).

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First tweet

Translation: Congratulations to the official tweets of Arseniy Yatsenyuk! Thank you for the activity and assistance in the dissemination of our information!

Most popular tweet

Translation: Encouraged residents to get on #Euromaidan http://bit.ly/I9bEnU already confirmed the participation of almost 7,000. tell your friends: http://on.fb.me/1fsnmYM

Government of Ukraine Кабмін України

The previous Ukrainian government set up three Twitter accounts in Ukrainian (@Kabmin_UA), Russian (@Kabmin_UA_r) and English (@Kabmin_UA_e) in July 2011 but since mid-October 2013 only the Ukrainian one is still active. The @Kabmin_UA account is among the most active accounts of all world leaders, sending on average 29 tweets per day. The account broadcast the activities of Ukraine’s government in Ukrainian and is not conversational, never retweeting, @mentioning or @replying to other users. The three accounts mutually follow each other but do not follow any other foreign leader. All tweets are linked to articles on the official portal of the Ukrainian government.

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Кабмін України

@Kabmin_UA

Офіційне Twitter-представництво Кабінету Міністрів України. Інформація надходить з офіційного веб-сайту Кабінету Міністрів України. Детальніше за адресою

Peer connections (as of June 2014)

Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)

Tweets:29,808
Following:25
Followers:21,024
Joined Twitter: 07/08/2011
Language: Ukrainian
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 29.09
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Tweets retweeted: 82%
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First tweet

Translation: In Ukraine adapting State control to European and world standards http://bit.ly/qmcu8e

Most popular tweet

Translation: Russian invaders are trying to tarnish the honor of Ukrainian officer http://bit.ly/1h8PJv7

Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin

Ukraine’s new Foreign Minister @PavloKlimkin was previously Ukraine’s ambassador to Germany and some of his tweets are in Germany. Pavlo Klimkin started his Twitter account on 2 October 2011 and frequently saharews his personal observations in English and Ukrainian. @PavloKlimkin never @replies or @mentions but has sometimes retweeted news articles from major international media organizations. Pavlo Kliomkin is not yet well connected with other foreign ministers, mutually only connected to Sweden’s @CarlBildt and Poland’s @SikorskiRadek

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Pavlo Klimkin

@PavloKlimkin

Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)

Tweets:133
Following:86
Followers:5,458
Joined Twitter: October 02, 2011
Language: Ukrainian
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.13
Retweets: 21%
Mentions/Tweet: 0
Replies/Tweet: 0
Tweets retweeted: 16%
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Foreign Ministry of Ukraine MFA of Ukraine

Ukraine’s foreign ministry has been on Twitter since 13 May 2010 and was low in activity until the events in early 2014. The @MFA_Ukraine account has become an important source of information reporting on the latest news in Ukraine with more than two tweets per day and has seen its follower numbers multiply more than tenfold over the past year. #UnitedForUkraine is one of its most used hashtag and former Foreign Minister @ADeshchytsia, Swedish Foreign Minister @CarlBildt and U.S. ambassador @GeoffPyatt are among its most retweeted users. @MFA_Ukraine tweets in English and Ukrainian. After the United Nations General Assembly declared the referendum in Crimea as invalid, supporting Ukraine’s territorial integrity, the foreign ministry posted a series of “thank you” tweets in various languages. The foreign ministry is well connected with its peers, unilaterally following 31 and mutually connected with 28 other world leaders.

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MFA of Ukraine

@MFA_Ukraine

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine / МЗС України

Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)

Tweets:3,611
Following:335
Followers:9,809
Joined Twitter: 05/13/2010
Language: Ukrainian
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 2.79
Retweets: 32%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.11
Replies/Tweet: 0.02
Tweets retweeted: 34%
Most mentioned @MFA_Ukraine (48), @ukrpravda_news (38), @ADeshchytsia (31), @AndriiDesh (17), @coe (12), @radiosvoboda (12), @uacrisis (10), @YouTube (10), @TheDayNewspaper (8), @ukraine (7).

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First tweet

Translation: Ukrainian sailor rescued from captivity ship Eleni P arrived in Kyiv - Foreign http://fb.me/GKNu0Y9S

Most popular tweet

Translation: Azerbaijani Friends, thank you for your support! #UnitedForUkraine