At the 2001 Ukrainian National Census, the ethnic groups within the Donetsk Oblast were: Ukrainians – 2,744,100 (56.9%), Russians – 1,844,400 (38.2%), Pontic Greeks – 77,500 (1.6%), Belarusians – 44,500 (0.9%), others (2.3%).
Donetsk Oblast - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The population is largely Russian-speaking, although ethnic Ukrainians constitute a majority (58.0%). Among the minorities are native Russians (39.1%), Belarusians (0.8%), and others (1.4%).
Luhansk Oblast - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ethnic Ukrainians make up the largest percentage but less than half of the population; the second greatest ethnicity is Russian.
Ethnicity Number of people Percent of population
Ukrainian 248,683 48.7
Russian 226,848 44.4
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