Injury time goals in either half consigned Scotland U21’s to their second defeat of the qualifying campaign. Andriy Boryachuk tapped in from close range at the end of the first half, and Viktor Kovalenko finished the game with a classy finish late on.Ross McCrorie and Dom Thomas came into the Scotland starting line-up, with Scott Wright dropping to the bench, and John Souttar missing out completely.
It was a bright start from the Scots, with Greg Taylor’s cutback being worked to Chris Cadden, who saw his effort blocked behind for a corner.
Both sides cancelled each other out in the opening stages.
Ukraine’s first sight at goal came from Olexander Zinchenko, but his pop-shot deflected harmlessly over. Scott McKenna picked up a yellow card for a foul on Artem Besedin after the half hour mark.
Ukraine took the lead right on half time, when a cross from the right took a wicked deflection off Alan Campbell, giving Andriy Boryachuk the simplest of tap-ins.