The Ukravtodor or The State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Державне агентство автомобільних доріг України) is the agency within the Ministry of Infrastructure that oversees the Road signs in Ukraine.
The state agency Ukravtodor was established as a state corporation in 1990, replacing the Ministry of Roadways of Soviet Ukraine as the state governing body of automobile roads in modern Ukraine. It is supplemented by a project institute Ukrhiprodor which designs objects of road management. Ukravtodor is supervised by the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine. On February 28, 2002, by the Presidential order the state owned open stock company Avtomobilni dorohy Ukrainy (ADU) was created. The company was directly involved in road construction and maintenance. In 2016 ADU was merged into Ukravtodor, with the latter now owning 100% of its shares.
During the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, the agency requested citizens to remove traffic signs to confuse Russian troops. They also used Google Maps to update citizens on the locations of Russian Ground Forces.
- Ukravtodor Regulations (in Ukrainian)
- Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine
- ADU official website (in Ukrainian)
- УКРАВТОДОР ПОВНІСТЮ ЗМІНИВ КЕРІВНИЙ СКЛАД ПАТ «ДАК «АВТОМОБІЛЬНІ ДОРОГИ УКРАЇНИ» ТА ДП «УКРДОРІНВЕСТ», Ukravtodor (18 July 2016) (in Ukrainian)
- "Ukrainians urged to take down road signs". The Canberra Times. 2022-02-27. Retrieved 2022-02-27.
- Bella, Timothy (2022-02-26). "Ukrainian agency, urging removal of road signs, posts fake photo with a colorful message for Russia". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2022-02-26.
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