After the ban on Russian social networks, the number of Ukrainian Facebook users grew by 25%

The Ukrainian audience on Facebook has grown by almost a 25% in the past two weeks adding 1.5 million users, as reported by Watcher online newspaper.

As of today, Facebook has 8.3 million Ukrainian users. According to the methodology established by the American social network, users are considered to be people who have been logged in and used the social network at least once within the last 30 days.

Over the past 8 years - since April 2009 – the Facebook audience in Ukraine has grown by 131 times (from 63 thousand to 8.3 million), the newspaper notes.

On May 16th, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko imposed sanctions against 1,700 companies and individuals, including the Vkontakte and Odnoklassniki social networks.

It was reported earlier that VKontakte decided to close its office in Kyiv.

  Facebook, Ukraine, Vkontakte, Odnoklassniki