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Ukraine is a republic in Eastern Europe with the three million metropolis of Kiev as its capital. The second largest country in Europe is characterized by a fertile steppe in the south and swamps and forests in the north. The climate is continental. In terms of language, Ukrainian predominates in the west and the center, and Russian in the east and south. The name Ukraine means “borderland”. Western (Latin) and Eastern (Greek, Russian) cultural influences have crossed there since ancient times. From the end of the 9th to the beginning of the 12th century, Kiev was the center of the Eastern Slavic Russian Empire. Later it was mostly Poland and Russia that ruled. In 1922 Ukraine became a Soviet republic. Only with the collapse of the Soviet Union In 1991 it achieved permanent state independence with a presidential-parliamentary system of government (parliamentarism, presidential system). State unity has been threatened since 2014 by separatists in the east and the illegal annexation of the Crimean peninsula by Russia. In terms of foreign policy, Ukraine is now clearly orienting itself towards the West. The formerly strong mining and heavy industry, which was mainly located in the east and south, largely came to a standstill. In contrast, the IT industry is booming. Other important economic sectors are the chemical industry, aerospace and defense technology, and agriculture. According to COUNTRYAAH, Ukraine is a nation in Eastern Europe, the capital city of which is Kiev. The latest population of Ukraine is 43,733,773. MYSTERYAROUND: Lists and descriptions of main religions and beliefs in Ukraine, including religion demographics and statistics on Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc.
Ukraine is the largest country in Europe after Russia. More than 90% belong to the Eastern European lowlands, which in the south meet the Black Sea with the Crimean peninsula and the Sea of ​​Azov. Extensive land ridges (slabs) rise to the west, 200–400 m high. The low mountain range of the Forest Carpathians extends in the far west (up to 2061 m; Carpathian Mountains). Deep valleys cut the ridges and ridges east of the Dnieper bend.

Ukraine is rich in rivers. The Dnieper (Ukrainian Dnipro), which has been dammed up several times for irrigation and electricity generation, is the most powerful river. Other major rivers are the Dniester, the Southern Bug and the Donets. In the very south-west, about 10% of the Danube Delta is on Ukrainian territory. There are extensive swamps in the catchment area of ​​the Pripyat (Polesia). The Black Sea coast is divided by numerous lagoons called limanes. The mixed forest zone in the north is interspersed with moors. To the south follow the forest steppe zone and steppe zone. Their natural vegetation has largely disappeared due to arable farming. The 1986 Chernobyl reactor disaster radioactively contaminated a large area.

The Ukraine has a continental climate, which is mostly warm-temperate, in the Crimea it is subtropical. From northwest to southeast, rainfall decreases and summers become warmer. Conversely, winter becomes more severe from the west and south to the north and east.

Ukraine and United Nations

New agreement in Minsk Parliamentary elections at the end of October were a major victory for the pro-European parties led by, among others, President Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. The five dominant parties formed a coalition government. No elections were held in rebel-held areas and in Crimea. Donetsk and Luhansk hosted their own elections… Read More »

Conflicts between Russia and Ukraine

Russia conquered Crimea President Putin was authorized by the upper house of the Russian parliament to intervene militarily in Ukraine, “wherever Russian life was threatened”. Ukraine was preparing for general mobilization and the Western Alliance NATO accused Russia of threatening peace and security in Europe. The Russian government, for its part, blamed the United States… Read More »

Ukraine Orange Revolution

40 years of silence When the Nazis were expelled in 1944, fighting continued between Ukrainian partisans and the Soviet Union. Only towards the end of the 1940’s did the Soviet Union have full control over Ukraine, but then hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians had been killed and probably even more sent to Siberia. No real… Read More »

Ukraine and Soviet Union

In February 2014, a popular uprising against the Ukrainian government led to an armed conflict that created the most dangerous political situation in Europe since World War II. When Russia tried to halt Ukraine’s rapprochement with Western Europe, a new “cold war” began to take shape after 25 years of relative tension between the West… Read More »

Ukraine Ecological Problems

Minefield in Donbas According to internetsailors, Ukraine is a country located in Eastern Europe. Ukraine has been grappling with serious ecological problems for decades. The greatest ecological catastrophe is the explosion of the fourth reactor at the Čornobyl nuclear power plant, after which large parts of the Ukrainian territories were contaminated. Numerous bodies of water… Read More »

Ukraine Social Space and Traffic

Regional train Ukraine’s population has been shrinking continuously since the 1990’s. The country ranks 220th (out of 234) in the global ranking of population growth. Demographic changes are particularly rapid in rural areas. 70% of the Ukrainian population live in cities. Rural settlements are dying out due to high levels of migration. However, village death… Read More »

Ukraine History

Ukraine History & State Independence Day: August 24, 1991 Head of state: Volodymyr Zelensʾkyj Head of government: Denys Šmyhalʾ Political system: Parliamentary-Presidential Republic Democracy Status Index (BTI): Rank 36 of 129 (2018) Corruption Index (CPI): Rank 126 of 180 (2019) From Kyїver Rus’ until 1918 According to hyperrestaurant, Ukraine is a country located in Eastern… Read More »

Ukraine Domestic Politics

Administrative districts of Ukraine In November 2013, then-President Viktor Janukovyč refused to sign the long-planned association agreement between Ukraine and the EU. The failure of the association agreement sparked peaceful student protests in Kiev at the end of November 2013, which were violently broken up by the Ukrainian special police forces. The student protest was… Read More »

War in the East Ukraine

After the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation, Ukraine has been fighting since April 2014 against pro-Russian separatists and separatists supported by the Russian military in the Donec’k and Luhans’k areas (officially: Anti-Terrorist Operation, ATO). As early as March 2014, after the Euromaidan and the escape of Janukovyč, pro-Ukrainian and pro-Russian demonstrations took place… Read More »

Euromaidan Chronic of Events Part II

On January 23, the opposition resumed negotiations with Janukovyč. In the evening Vitali Klitschko announced that the President was ready to release the captured demonstrators. On that day the activist of the Automaidan Dmytro Bulatov disappeared. On January 24, protests spread across the west and central Ukraine. Several regional and city administrations have been occupied,… Read More »

Euromaidan Chronic of Events Part I

On 21 November 2013, the then Prime Minister Azarov published the amounts authorized by Janukovyč decision on the failure to sign the Association Agreement with the EU in the summit in Vilnius in late November 2013. The rejection of a negotiated over years Agreement is directly related to the strong economic pressure from Moscow. The… Read More »

Ukraine Super Election Year 2019

2019 was a super election year in Ukraine. The presidential elections took place on March 31st. The parliamentary elections were originally scheduled for October 27, 2019. After the inauguration of President Volodymyr Zelensʾkyj, the parliament was dissolved. The early parliamentary elections took place on July 21, 2019. Volodymyr Zelensʾkyj Presidential elections 2019 After the first… Read More »

Ukraine Issues

Corruption Corruption is far in Ukraine widespread and affects many areas of society, which negatively affects the economic and democratic development of the country effect. In 2018, Ukraine ranked 126th (out of 180) according to Transparency International’s CPI survey. According to statistical surveys, two thirds of Ukrainians have already faced corruption. Economic corruption and, above… Read More »

Elections in Ukraine 2012, 2014

General election 2014 Early parliamentary elections were held in Ukraine on October 26, 2014, for which President Petro Porošenko had cleared the way by decree on August 25, 2014. In 15 districts of Donec’k and Luhans’k regions and in the Crimea, the elections could not be held. The turnout was 52.42%. 450 members were elected… Read More »

Ukraine Media

The development of the media in Ukraine is shaped by three decisive turning points: the collapse of the Soviet Union and the independence of Ukraine in 1991, the Orange Revolution in 2004 and the period shortly before and after the Maidan 2013/2014. After 1991, the Ukrainian media market faced numerous structural, economic and content-related problems.… Read More »

Ukraine-Russia Relations

Foreign relations with Russia have been difficult since Ukrainian independence in 1991. The main points of contention between the two countries after the collapse of the Soviet Union were the division of the Black Sea Fleet, the status of the Crimean peninsula and the city of Sevastopol and the gas debt. Through the “Treaty of… Read More »

Ukraine – Western Relations

Ukraine – EU relations Diplomatic relations between Ukraine and the EU are based on the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement, signed in 1994 and ratified in 1998, and the “EU-Ukraine” Action Plan adopted in 2005 and valid until 2008. The most important chapters of the action plan included the observance of human rights, stable political development,… Read More »

Ukraine Economy & Society

Ukraine Economy & Development Estimated GDP: US $ 142.25 billion (2020) Income per capita: 3659 US $ (2019) Human Development Rank (HDI): Rank 88 of 189 (2019) Share of poverty (less than US $ 3.2 / day): 0.40% (2018) Distribution of income (Gini coefficient): 26.1 (2018) Economic Transformation Index (BTI): Rank 30 of 137 (2020)… Read More »

Ukraine Economic Performance

The Ukrainian economy has potential based on a large sales market, a well-educated population, diversified resources (fertile soils, oil, gas and coal deposits, etc.) and a strategically favorable location between the EU and Russia (80% of all of them pass through Ukrainian territory Gas pipelines to Europe). Despite good conditions, Ukraine is one of the… Read More »

Ukraine Development Policy

Since the late 1990’s, the Ukraine has experienced a major decline in population, on the one hand with a drastic decline in the birth rate and relatively low life expectancy (for men), and on the other hand with labor migration (according to various sources approx. 2.5-4 Million Ukrainians live and work in EU countries). The… Read More »

Ukraine Education and Religion

Education After 1991, Ukraine had taken over from the Soviet Union a centralized and strongly ideologized education system and was therefore forced to make decisive reforms in this area. Although some areas of education have now been decentralized and responsibilities have been delegated to the regions, education policy is largely determined by the Ministry of… Read More »

Ukraine Society

Ukraine Society Society According to the last 2001 census, there were 48.45 million people in Ukraine. Since then, there has been a massive population decline. In 2020 the number of residents in Ukraine will be only 41.92 million. One fifth of the entire population is over 60 years old. This makes Ukraine one of the… Read More »

Ukraine Health and Religion

Health The health system of Ukraine has been in a deep crisis since independence because the previous Ukrainian governments have neglected the necessary reforms. Today’s organizational and infrastructure in the health system was largely taken over by the Soviet Union. Officially, it is regulated centrally by the Ministry of Health, but in reality it is… Read More »

Ukraine Culture

Culture The range of Ukrainian culture is immense. It encompasses old Ukrainian folk songs, folklore and folk crafts, baroque and classical music, visual arts, literature and theater, film and video art, contemporary photography, pop and electronic music. Despite or precisely because of the inadequate state funding, a strong non-state cultural sector with new impulses has… Read More »

Ukraine Everyday Life

Ukraine Everyday life Currency: Hryvnya (UAH) Exchange rate: 26.41 per euro (12.2019) Time zone: CET +1 hour Country code (phone): 00380 Climate (capital): temperate continental (Kyiv) International Airport (IATA): KBP (Kyiv, Boryspil) Entry There is no visa requirement for a stay in Ukraine up to 90 days. Citizens of the European Union need a passport… Read More »

Ukraine Transportation and Communication

Travel and transportation The national infrastructure is of a relatively good standard. The Ukrainian train is still the most important means of transport for overland journeys. The route network is well developed, even if the journeys are very long and usually a night journey between two cities a little further away is necessary. Only between… Read More »

Ukraine Overview

Ukraine Overview Ukraine, the second largest country in Europe, achieved independence after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Divided over centuries between several domains and cultures, the country, which had long been perceived as a “white spot”, came into public awareness as a result of the 2004 Orange Revolution and the 2014 Euromaidan.… Read More »

IELTS Test Centers in Ukraine

IELTS Testing Centres in Ukraine In total, there are 14 test locations in Ukraine that offer IELTS exams. You can select the one which is closer to you. There are two types of test format available for IELTS exams: paper-based or computer-delivered. For both formats, the Speaking Section is done with a real IELTS examiner… Read More »

GRE Test Centers in Ukraine

GRE Testing Locations Decided to take GRE exam? Now it is time to determine where to take the test.  This site provides a full list of GRE testing centers in Ukraine, among which, you can choose one that is nearest to you. Good news is that the following GRE test locations in Ukraine offer both GRE… Read More »