List of Ukrainian flags

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Flag at Kiev City Hall

The following is a list of flags of Ukraine :

National flag[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Ukraine.svg 1918 – 1920; 1992 – Present National flag and Naval Jack Two stripes of blue (top) and yellow (bottom).
Hanging flag of Ukraine.svg 1918 — 1920; 1992 — Present Hanging national flag

Presidential flag[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Presidential Standard of Ukraine.svg 1999 Presidential standard of the flag of Ukraine. The yellow Tryzub, within a yellow border made of leaves, on a blue field.

Military flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine.svg N/A Ministry of Defence flag. Raspberry color field with Ministry of Defence logo in the center.
General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Flag.svg N/A General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces flag. Raspberry color field with General Staff logo in the center.
Ensign of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.svg N/A Armed Forces flag. Raspberry color field with Armed Forces logo in the center.
Ensign of the Ukrainian Ground Forces.svg N/A Ground Forces flag. Raspberry color field with Ground Forces logo in the center.
Ensign of the Ukrainian Air Force.svg N/A Air Force flag. Blue field with Air Force logo in the center.
Special Operations Forces of Ukraine (flag).png N/A Special operations forces flag.
Прапор ВДВ України.png N/A Airmobile forces flag.
Flag of the National Guard of Ukraine.svg 2014 National Guard flag. Blue field with National Guard logo in the center.

Personal flags[edit]

Flag Name
Штандарт Міністра оборони України.svg Standard of the Minister of Defense
Штандарт НГШ ЗСУ.png Standard of the Chief of the General Staff
Standard of Ukrainian GF Commander.png Standard of the Commander-in-Chief of Ukrainian Ground Forces
Штандарт КПС ЗСУ.png Standard of the Commander-in-Chief of Ukrainian Air Force
Штандарт КВМС ЗСУ.png Standard of the Commander-in-Chief of Ukrainian Navy
Standard of the Commander-in-Chief of the National Guard of Ukraine.png Standard of the Commander-in-Chief of National Guard
Head of Ukrainian border Guard Standard.png Standard of the Head of Border Guard
DSNS H St.png Standard of Ukrainian DSNS Head
Ukrainian Department of the State Guard Head Standard.png Ukrainian Department of the State Guard Head Standard
Standard of Ukrainian Security Service Head.png Standard of Ukrainian Security Service Head
Standard of the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.png Standard of the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine

Maritime flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Naval Ensign of Ukraine.svg 2006 – Naval ensign of Ukraine Blue cross with a miniature Ukrainian flag in the upper left corner.
Ukraine, Flag of hydrogrphic vessels of the Navy.png 1997 – Search and rescue ships
Flag of auxiliary fleet of Ukraine.png 1997 – Auxiliary ships
Sea Guard Ensign of Ukraine (dress).svg 2001 – Sea Guard ensign of Ukraine Green cross with a miniature Ukrainian flag in the upper left corner.
Sea Guard Jack of Ukraine(1993-).svg 1993 – Sea Guard jack of Ukraine
Ukrainian Navy Pennant.png 1918 – Pennant Blue cross.
Ukrainian Navy Pennant of Coast Guard.png 2001 – Sea Guard Pennant Green cross with a miniature Ukrainian flag in the upper left corner.
Flag of the Red Cross.svg N/A Red Cross for hospital ships Red cross.

Former flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Naval Jack of Ukraine (1992).svg 1992 – 1997 Naval jack of Ukraine
Проект гюйса ВМС України.svg N/A Naval jack of Ukraine
Sea Guard Ensign of Ukraine 1993.png 1993 – 2001 Sea Guard ensign of Ukraine
Naval Ensign of Ukraine 1992.png 1918, used in 1992 Naval ensign of Ukraine Blue cross with a miniature Ukrainian flag in the upper left corner.
Naval Ensign of Ukraine 1993.png N/A Naval ensign of Ukraine Blue cross with a miniature Ukrainian flag in the upper left corner.
Naval Ensign of Ukraine 1994 and 1997.svg 1994 – 2006 Naval ensign of Ukraine Blue cross.

Personal naval flags[edit]

Flag Date Use
Flag of Ukraine (with coat of arms).svg April 7, 1997 – President of Ukraine.
Ukrainian Navy Chief of General Staff Ensing.png April 7, 1997 – Flag of the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces.
Ukrainian Navy Chief of Staff Ensing.png April 7, 1997 – Flag of the Chief of Staff of the Navy.
Ukrainin Minister of Defence flag at see.svg April 7, 1997 – Ukrainian Minister of Defence flag at sea.
Ukrainian Navy Commander's flag.svg January 19, 1999 – Ukrainian Navy Commander's flag.
Ukrainian Naval Region Commander's flag.svg January 19, 1999 – Ukrainian Naval Region Commander's flag.
Ukrainian Navy Ship Formation or Group Commander's flag.svg January 19, 1999 – Ukrainian Navy Ship Formation or Group flag.
Ukrainian Navy Commander of Ship Group.png January 19, 1999 – Ukrainian Navy Commander of Ship Group flag.

Former flags[edit]

Flag Date Use
Naval Ensign of Ukraine 1993.png April 7, 1997 – January 19, 1999 Ukrainian Navy Ship Formation or Group flag.
Прапор командувача ВМС (1997).png April 7, 1997 – January 19, 1999 Ukrainian Navy Commander's flag.
Прапор заступника командувача ВМС (1997).png April 7, 1997 – January 19, 1999 Flag of Deputy Commander of the Navy.
Прапор командувача морського району (1997).png April 7, 1997 – January 19, 1999 Ukrainian Naval Region Commander's flag.

Government and Non-Military Security Forces[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine.svg State Border Guard Service of Ukraine
Flag of the Security Service of Ukraine.svg 2002 Security Service of Ukraine
State Special Communications Service of Ukraine Flag.png 2008 Special Communications Service Ensign
Прапор внутрішніх військ МВС України.png Internal troops of Ministry of Internal Affairs
State Emergency Service of Ukraine Flag.png State Emergency Service
Ukraine Customs Service.png 2003 Customs Service Ensign
Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine.png 2003 Anti Monopoly Committee Ensign
Flag of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspection of Ukraine.png 2004 State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate Ensign
Flag of the State Statistics Service of Ukraine.png 2003 State Statistics Service Ensign
Flag of the State Committee for Financial Monitoring of Ukraine.png 2006 State Service for Financial Monitoring Ensign
Flag of the State Agency of Reserve of Ukraine.png 2003 State Reserve Agency Ensign
Flag of the State Treasury of Ukraine.png 2003 Treasury of Ukraine
Прапор ДСБТУ.png 2016 State Service for Transportation Safety

Flags of Ukrainian regions[edit]

Flags of Ukrainian oblasts[edit]

Flag Use Date Description
Flag of Cherkasy Oblast.svg Flag of Cherkasy Oblast 1998
Flag of Chernivtsi Oblast.svg Flag of Chernivtsi Oblast 2001
Flag of Chernihiv Oblast.svg Flag of Chernihiv Oblast 2000
Flag of Donetsk Oblast.svg Flag of Donetsk Oblast 1999
Flag of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.svg Flag of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast 2002
Flag of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast.svg Flag of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast 2001
Flag of Kharkiv Oblast.svg Flag of Kharkiv Oblast 1999
Flag of Kherson Oblast.svg Flag of Kherson Oblast 2001
Flag of Khmelnytskyi Oblast.svg Flag of Khmelnytskyi Oblast 2002
Flag of Kirovohrad Oblast.svg Flag of Kirovohrad Oblast 1998
Flag of Kiev Oblast.svg Flag of Kiev Oblast 1999
Flag of Luhansk Oblast.svg Flag of Luhansk Oblast 1998
Flag of Lviv Oblast.svg Flag of Lviv Oblast 2001
Flag of Mykolaiv Oblast.svg Flag of Mykolaiv Oblast 2001
Flag of Odesa Oblast.svg Flag of Odessa Oblast 2002
Flag of Poltava Oblast.svg Flag of Poltava Oblast 2000
Flag of Rivne Oblast.svg Flag of Rivne Oblast 2005
Flag of Sumy Oblast.svg Flag of Sumy Oblast 2000
Flag of Ternopil Oblast.svg Flag of Ternopil Oblast 2003
Flag of Vinnytsia Oblast.svg Flag of Vinnytsia Oblast 1997
Flag of Volhynian Oblast.svg Flag of Volyn Oblast 2004
Flag of Zaporizhia Oblast.svg Flag of Zaporizhia Oblast 2001
Flag of Transcarpathian Oblast.svg Flag of Zakarpattia Oblast 2009
Flag of Zhytomyr Oblast.svg Flag of Zhytomyr Oblast 2003

Flag of autonomous republic[edit]

Flag Use Date Description
Flag of Crimea.svg Flag of Crimea 1999 A blue–white–red triband.

Flags of cities with special status[edit]

Flag Use Date Description
Flag of Kyiv Kurovskyi.svg Flag of Kiev 1995 Archangel Michael, holding flaming sword and shield.
Flag of Sevastopol.svg Flag of Sevastopol 2000 Seal of the city.

Flags of other cities[edit]

Flag Use Date Description
FLA Cherkasy, Cherkaska, Ukraine.svg Flag of Cherkasy 1995
Alex K Chernihiv prapor 1992.svg Flag of Chernihiv 2008
Flag Czernovcov L.JPG Flag of Chernivtsi
Flag of Dnipropetrovsk.png Flag of Dnipro 2012
Flag of Donetsk.svg Flag of Donetsk 2004
Ivano-Frankivsk flag.svg Flag of Ivano-Frankivsk 1995
Kharkiv-town-flag.svg Flag of Kharkiv 1995
Flag of Kherson.svg Flag of Kherson
Flag of Khmelnytskyi.svg Flag of Khmelnytskyi 1997
Flag of Kropyvnytskyi.svg Flag of Kropyvnytskyi 1996
Прапор міста Конотоп.svg Flag of Konotop 2001
Flag of Luhansk.svg Flag of Luhansk 2006
Flag of Lviv.svg Flag of Lviv 1991
Prapor Lutsk.svg Flag of Lutsk 2007
Flag of Nikolayev.svg Flag of Mykolaiv 1999
Flag of Odessa.svg Flag of Odessa 2011
Flag of Poltava.svg Flag of Poltava
Flag of Rivne.svg Flag of Rivne 1993
Simferopol flag.svg Flag of Simferopol 2006
Flag of Sumy.gif Flag of Sumy 2000
Flag of Ternopil.png Flag of Ternopil 1993
Flag of Vinnycia.svg Flag of Vinnytsia 1993
Flag of Uzhhorod.png Flag of Uzhhorod 1990
Прапор міста Запоріжжя (2003).svg Flag of Zaporizhia 2001
Flag of Zhytomyr.svg Flag of Zhytomyr 2007

Regional and minority flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the Crimean Tatar people.svg 1917 Flag of the Crimean Tatars Currently, only the light blue flag is used, which is now an ethnic flag. The golden colored damğa was used in the upper left corner of the flag and sometimes in the center.
Religious flag of the Crimean Tatars.svg 1917-1918 Religious flag of the Crimean Tatars
Military flag of the Crimean Tatars.svg 1917-1918 Military flag of the Crimean Tatars

Historical flags[edit]

Kingdom of Galicia–Volhynia[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Alex K Halych-Volhynia-flag.svg 1199–1349

Poland and Lithuania[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Alex K Kingdom of Poland-flag.svg 1349–1569-1587 Banner of Poland
Alex K Grundwald flags 1410-03.svg 1561-1569-1587 Royal Banner of Lithuania
Chorągiew królewska króla Zygmunta III Wazy.svg 1587-1772 Flag of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth

Cossack Hetmanat[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Козацька січова корогва (XVI-XVIII ст.).PNG Flag of the Zaporozhian Host
Flag of the Cossack Hetmanat.svg Historical flag of the Zaporozhian Cossacks

Russian Empire (1654-1917)[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Russia.svg 1710/1721-1858
1883–1917/1918
Civil ensign of Russia
Flag of Russia
Flag of the Russian Empire (black-yellow-white).svg 1858-1883 Flag of Russia
Flag of Russian Empire for private use (1914–1917).svg 1914-1917 Flag of Russia (private use)
Standard of the Emperor of Russia (1858).svg 1710/1721-1858 Imperial Standard of Russia
Imperial Standard of the Emperor of Russia (1858–1917).svg 1858-1917 Imperial Standard of Russia

Habsburg Monarchy, the Austrian Empire, and Austria–Hungary from 1772 to 1918[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy.svg - 1918 Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy, also the flag of the Austrian Empire, from the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867 flag of Cisleithanian Austria
Austria-Hungary-flag-1869-1914-naval-1786-1869-merchant.svg 1786-1915 Naval Ensign, Merchant Ensign (until 1869)
Flag of Austria-Hungary (1869-1918).svg 1869-1918 Merchant Ensign of Austria-Hungary
Naval Ensign of Austria-Hungary (1918).svg 1915-1918 Naval Ensign
Imperial Standard of Austria (1828-Late 19th Century).svg 1815-
Late 19th Century
Standard of the Emperor
Imperial Standard of Austria-Hungary (Before 1915).svg Late 19th Century-
1915
Standard of the Emperor
Imperial Standard of Austria-Hungary (1915-1918).svg 1915-1918 Standard of the Emperor
Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Liechtenstein old blue red.svg Until 1849 Flag of Galicia and Lodomeria created after 1772 when this previously Polish province had been annexed to Austria.
Flag of Galicia and Lodomeria (1849-1890).svg 1849-1890 Flag of Galicia and Lodomeria
Flag of Hesse.svg 1890-1918 Flag of Galicia and Lodomeria

Ukrainian People's Republic and Ukrainian State[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Ukrainian People's Republic (non-official, 1917).svg 1917 Flag of the Ukrainian People's Republic
Flag of the Ukranian State.svg 1918-1919 Flag of the West Ukrainian People's Republic and Hutsul Republic
Naval Ensign of Ukraine (1917–1921).svg 1917–1921 Naval flag of the Ukrainian People's Republic
Flag of the Ukranian State.svg 1918-1920 Flag of the Ukrainian State and UPR

Maritime flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Naval Ensign of Ukraine (1917–1921).svg 1918 Naval flag
Naval Ensign of Russia.svg N/A Ensign of the Russian Navy, the so-called Andreevskiy (St. Andrew's) flag
Naval Ensign of Ukraine 1918 July.png 1918 Naval Ensign of the Ukrainian State
Штандарт гетьмана на морі.PNG September 17, 1918 Naval Standard of the Hetman of Ukraine
Штандарт Гетьмана як Адмірала.png September 17, 1918 Hetman as the Admiral
Член Гетьманської Родини в ранзі Адмірала.PNG September 17, 1918 Flag of a member of the Hetman family in the admiral rank
Прапор Командуючого ЧФ.png September 17, 1918 Flag of the Black Sea Fleet Commander
Прапор Воєнного міністра.png September 17, 1918 Flag of the War Minister
Флаг Морского министра.png September 17, 1918 Flag of the Marine Minister
Прапор товариша морського міністра.png September 17, 1918 Flag of Comrade Marine Minister
Прапор начальника головного морського штабу.png September 17, 1918 Flag of the Chief of the Naval Staff
Прапор начальника Генерального морського штабу.png September 17, 1918 Flag of the Chief of the General Naval Staff
Прапор начальника морської генеральної квартири.png September 17, 1918 Flag of the Chief of the Marine General Headquarters
Прапор генерала на посаді командуючого ВМС.png September 17, 1918 Flag of the General Commander of the Naval Forces
Прапор головного коменданта портів.png September 17, 1918 Flag of the Chief Commandant of the ports of the Black and Azov Seas
Прапор командувача порту.png September 17, 1918 Flag of the Port Commandant
Ambassadors ensign of Ukraine.svg September 17, 1918 Flag of the Ambassador of the Ukrainian State
Flag of Head of Diplomatic Mission of Ukrainian People's Republic.svg September 17, 1918 Flag of the Messengers (heads of diplomatic missions)
Прапор консула.png September 17, 1918 Flag of the Consul General, Consul and Vice-Consul
UDF cAdmiral flag.svg September 17, 1918 Rear Admiral
UDF vAdmiral flag.svg September 17, 1918 Vice Admiral
UDF Admiral flag.svg September 17, 1918 Admiral
Гюйс (варіант 22.03. 1918).png 1918 Naval jack
Naval Jack of Russia.svg 1918 Naval jack The Ensign of the Russian Navy superimposed on a white cross on a red field

Royal Family Standards[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Royal Standard of the Hetman of Ukraine (1918).svg 1918 Royal Standard of the Hetman of Ukraine
Royal Standard of the Wife of the Hetman of Ukraine (1918).svg 1918 Royal Standard of the Wife of the Hetman of Ukraine
Royal Standard of the Prince of the Hetman of Ukraine (1918).svg 1918 Royal Standard of the Prince of the Hetman of Ukraine
Royal Standard of the Princess of the Hetman of Ukraine (1918).svg 1918 Royal Standard of the Princess of the Hetman of Ukraine

Free Territory[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
RPAU flag.svg 1918-1921 Flag of the Revolutionary Insurrectionary Army of Ukraine See Anarchist_symbolism#Black_flag


Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Ukrainian People's Republic of the Soviets.svg 1917–1918 Flag of the Ukrainian People's Republic of Soviets
Red flag.svg 1918 Flag of the Ukrainian Soviet Republic
Flag of Ukrainian SSR (1919-1929).svg 1919–1929 Flag of the Ukrainian SSR The first flag was red with the gold Cyrillic sans-serif letters У.С.С.Р. (USSR, initialism for Ukrayinskaya Sotsialisticheskaya Sovetskaya Respublika in the Russian language).
Flag of Ukrainian SSR (1929-1937).svg 1929–1937 Flag of the Ukrainian SSR In the 1930s a gold border was added.
Flag of Ukrainian SSR (1937-1949).svg 1937–1949 Flag of the Ukrainian SSR In 1937, a new flag was adopted, with a small gold hammer and sickle added above the gold Cyrillic serif letters У.Р.С.Р. (URSR, for Ukrayins’ka Radyans’ka Sotsialistychna Respublika in the Ukrainian language).
Flag of Ukrainian SSR.svg 1949–1991 FIAV historical.svg Flag of the Ukrainian SSR To comply, the Ukrainian Soviet authorities dropped the lettering and added a blue stripe (⅓ of the width). The Ukrainian SSR adopted this new design as its official flag on November 21, 1949.
Flag of the Soviet Union (1923).svg 1922–1923 Flag of the Soviet Union
Flag of the Soviet Union (1924).svg 1923–1924 Flag of the Soviet Union
Flag of the Soviet Union (1924-1936).svg 1924–1936 Flag of the Soviet Union
Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg 1936–1955 Flag of the Soviet Union
Flag of the Soviet Union (1955-1980).svg 1955–1980 Flag of the Soviet Union
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg 1980–1991 Flag of the Soviet Union

Crimea[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the Crimean Republic.svg Crimean People's Republic State flag 1917-1918
Flag of Crimea 1918.png Crimean Regional Government State flag 1918-1919
Naval Ensign of Crimean Regional Government.svg Crimean Regional Government Naval ensign 1921
Flag of the Crimean ASSR, 1921.PNG Crimean ASSR State flag 1921-1929
Flag of the Crimean ASSR, 1929.PNG Crimean ASSR State flag 1929-1938
Bandera de la RASS de Crimea 1938.svg Crimean ASSR State flag 1938-1945

Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (1925-1932).svg Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic State flag 1925-1937
Flag of Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (1937-1938).svg Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic State flag 1937-1938
Flag of Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.svg Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic State flag 1938-1940

Carpatho-Ukraine[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Ukraine.svg 1939 Flag of the Carpatho-Ukraine

Ukrainian National Government (1941)[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Ukraine.svg 1941 Flag of the Ukrainian National Government
OUN-r Flag 1941.svg N/A Flag of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army

Reichskommissariat Ukraine (1941–1945)[edit]

See: Flag of Nazi Germany

Flag Date Use Description
Flags used 1935 – 1945
Flag of the German Reich (1935–1945).svg 1935–1945
1935–1945
National flag[1]
Marine jack (Gösch)
A red field, with a white disk with a black swastika, or hakenkreuz, at a 45 degree angle. Disk and swastika are slightly off-centre.
Flag of the NSDAP (1920–1945).svg 1920-1945 NSDAP Party flag (Parteiflagge)[1] A red field, with a white disk with a black swastika, or hakenkreuz, at a 45 degree angle. Disk and swastika are exactly in the centre.
Handelsflagge mit dem Eisernen Kreuz 1935.svg 1935–1945 Merchant flag variant with the Iron Cross
War Ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg 1938–1945 Reich war flag
Reichsdienstflagge 1935.svg 1935–1945 Reich service flag
Standarte Adolf Hitlers.svg 1935–1945 Standard of Adolf Hitler
Flag of the Schutzstaffel.svg 1935–1945 Flag of the Schutzstaffel (SS)
Ordnungspolizei flag.svg 1936–1945 Flag of the Ordnungspolizei (OrPo) ("Order Police", the national regular police organization of the Third Reich)

Black Sea Fleet for the transitional period (1992-1995)[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Naval Ensign of the Black Sea Fleet.svg 1992 Naval flag of the Black Sea Fleet for the transitional period
Naval Ensign of the Black Sea Fleet (auxiliary).svg 1992 Naval Ensign of the Black Sea Fleet (auxiliary)
Naval Ensign of the Black Sea Fleet (beacon).svg 1992 Naval Ensign of the Black Sea Fleet (beacon)
Naval Ensign of the Black Sea Fleet (rescue).svg 1992 Naval Ensign of the Black Sea Fleet (rescue)
Pendant of the Black Sea Fleet (ships).svg 1992 Pendant of the Black Sea Fleet (ships)
Pendant of the Black Sea Fleet (boats).svg 1992 Pendant of the Black Sea Fleet (boats)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (in German) Herzfeld, Andreas (June 2001). "Einige unbekannte Flaggenänderungen 1933–1945". Der Flaggenkurier (in German). Hennigsdorf: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Flaggenkunde (13): 17–23. Archived from the original on 2011-07-17.