Ukraine

Country Ukraine
Capital Kiev
Continent Europe
Currency Hryvnia(UAH)
Languages Ukrainian, Armenian, Belarusian, Bulgarian,Crimean Tatar, Gagauz, German, Greek, Hungarian, Karaim, Krymchak, Moldovan, Polish, Romani, Romanian, Russian, Rusyn, Slovak & Yiddish

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Ukraine was the center of the first eastern Slavic state, Kyivan Rus, which during the 10th and 11th centuries was the largest and most powerful state in Europe. Weakened by internecine quarrels and Mongol invasions, Kyivan Rus was incorporated into the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and eventually into the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. The cultural and religious legacy of Kyivan Rus laid the foundation for Ukrainian nationalism through subsequent centuries. A new Ukrainian state, the Cossack Hetmanate, was established during the mid-17th century after an uprising against the Poles. Despite continuous Muscovite pressure, the Hetmanate managed to remain autonomous for well over 100 years. During the latter part of the 18th century, most Ukrainian ethnographic territory was absorbed by the Russian Empire. Following the collapse of czarist Russia in 1917, Ukraine was able to achieve a short-lived period of independence (1917-20), but was reconquered and forced to endure a brutal Soviet rule that engineered two forced famines (1921-22 and 1932-33) in which over 8 million died. In World War II, German and Soviet armies were responsible for some 7 to 8 million more deaths. Although final independence for Ukraine was achieved in 1991 with the dissolution of the USSR, democracy and prosperity remained elusive as the legacy of state control and endemic corruption stalled efforts at economic reform, privatization, and civil liberties. A peaceful mass protest "Orange Revolution" in the closing months of 2004 forced the authorities to overturn a rigged presidential election and to allow a new internationally monitored vote that swept into power a reformist slate under Viktor YUSHCHENKO. Subsequent internal squabbles in the YUSHCHENKO camp allowed his rival Viktor YANUKOVYCH to stage a comeback in parliamentary elections and become prime minister in August of 2006. An early legislative election, brought on by a political crisis in the spring of 2007, saw Yuliya TYMOSHENKO, as head of an "Orange" coalition, installed as a new prime minister in December 2007. Viktor YANUKOVUYCH was elected president in a February 2010 run-off election that observers assessed as meeting most international standards. The following month, the Rada approved a vote of no-confidence prompting Yuliya TYMOSHENKO to resign from her post as prime minister.

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Is Russia going to war with Ukraine and other questions - BBC News
  1. Is Russia going to war with Ukraine and other questions  BBC News
  2. Warmongering could plunge Eastern Ukraine into bloody conflict  Al Jazeera English
  3. Ukraine and its allies try to gauge Putin’s appetite for war  Financial Times
  4. NATO vows to support Ukraine, warns Russia on troop buildup  The Hindu
  5. Ukraine: G7 warns Russia over military build-up  DW (English)
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Ukraine accuses Russia of blocking talks to ease military tensions - Financial TimesUkraine accuses Russia of blocking talks to ease military tensions  Financial Times

US asks Russia to explain 'provocations' on Ukraine border: State Department - Hindustan TimesUS asks Russia to explain 'provocations' on Ukraine border: State Department  Hindustan Times

Russia Again Masses Military Presence At Border With Ukraine - NPRRussia Again Masses Military Presence At Border With Ukraine  NPR

Russia-Ukraine border crisis: Merkel demands Putin reduce Russian troops around Ukraine - WIONRussia-Ukraine border crisis: Merkel demands Putin reduce Russian troops around Ukraine  WION

The leaders of Ukraine, Turkey stress territorial integrity - The Associated PressThe leaders of Ukraine, Turkey stress territorial integrity  The Associated Press

National and local authorities in Ukraine establish a Platform for dialogue on Open government - Council of EuropeNational and local authorities in Ukraine establish a Platform for dialogue on Open government  Council of Europe

Russia Sets up Robotic Army While Turkey and Ukraine in Talks - ClearanceJobsRussia Sets up Robotic Army While Turkey and Ukraine in Talks  ClearanceJobs

Russia-Ukraine border crisis: World War will begin in a month, warns military analyst - WIONRussia-Ukraine border crisis: World War will begin in a month, warns military analyst  WION

Ukraine coronavirus cases: Daily high of 20,000 virus cases reported - Business StandardUkraine coronavirus cases: Daily high of 20,000 virus cases reported  Business Standard

Ukraine’s Fighter Jets Are Near The End Of The Line—It Should Turn To Drones And Missiles Instead - ForbesUkraine’s Fighter Jets Are Near The End Of The Line—It Should Turn To Drones And Missiles Instead  Forbes

Kremlin: Opinions on Ukraine aired on Russian TV don’t indicate Moscow's official position - TASSKremlin: Opinions on Ukraine aired on Russian TV don’t indicate Moscow's official position  TASS

Developments on the Moscow-Ankara line and the Ukraine crisis | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahDevelopments on the Moscow-Ankara line and the Ukraine crisis | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Ukraine fails vaccine test - Atlantic CouncilUkraine fails vaccine test  Atlantic Council

Ukraine grain exports down 23.7% so far in 2020/21 season - Successful FarmingUkraine grain exports down 23.7% so far in 2020/21 season  Successful Farming

Quarantine list hits Irish surrogate couple in Ukraine Ireland - RTE.ieQuarantine list hits Irish surrogate couple in Ukraine Ireland  RTE.ie

Ukraine rules out a return to Minsk peace talks as Putin tightens his grip on Belarus - Atlantic CouncilUkraine rules out a return to Minsk peace talks as Putin tightens his grip on Belarus  Atlantic Council

U.S., NATO discuss need for Russia to cease military buildup near Ukraine: State Department - Reuters UKU.S., NATO discuss need for Russia to cease military buildup near Ukraine: State Department  Reuters UK

Blinken Warns China on Taiwan Encroachment, Russia on Ukraine - BloombergBlinken Warns China on Taiwan Encroachment, Russia on Ukraine  Bloomberg

Ukraine’s Kyiv tightens Covid-19 lockdown as coronavirus infections spike - Hindustan TimesUkraine’s Kyiv tightens Covid-19 lockdown as coronavirus infections spike  Hindustan Times

Five reasons why Ukraine rejected Vladimir Putin's “Russian World” - Atlantic CouncilFive reasons why Ukraine rejected Vladimir Putin's “Russian World”  Atlantic Council

US Secretary of State Blinken in Brussels for NATO talks on Ukraine-Russia tensions, Iran - FRANCE 24US Secretary of State Blinken in Brussels for NATO talks on Ukraine-Russia tensions, Iran  FRANCE 24

OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) Daily Report 83/2021 issued on 12 April 2021 - Ukraine - ReliefWebOSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) Daily Report 83/2021 issued on 12 April 2021 - Ukraine  ReliefWeb

Rumours of War: Another Russian Surprise in Ukraine? - RKK ICDSRumours of War: Another Russian Surprise in Ukraine?  RKK ICDS

Minimize Civilian Harm in Eastern Ukraine Conflict - Human Rights WatchMinimize Civilian Harm in Eastern Ukraine Conflict  Human Rights Watch

Ukraine’s national airline plans ‘joy flight’ over Chernobyl 35 years after the nuclear accident - The IndependentUkraine’s national airline plans ‘joy flight’ over Chernobyl 35 years after the nuclear accident  The Independent

Germany urges Russia to reduce troop presence near Ukraine - DW (English)Germany urges Russia to reduce troop presence near Ukraine  DW (English)

Andrew Rettman Why does Putin want a Ukraine crisis? - EUobserverAndrew Rettman Why does Putin want a Ukraine crisis?  EUobserver

Wright Shooting Latest, Iran Vs Israel, Russia Ukraine Tensions : Up First - NPRWright Shooting Latest, Iran Vs Israel, Russia Ukraine Tensions : Up First  NPR

Russia must end Ukraine build-up: NATO - The Canberra TimesRussia must end Ukraine build-up: NATO  The Canberra Times

Ukraine's local authorities and the Covid-19 pandemic - Atlantic CouncilUkraine's local authorities and the Covid-19 pandemic  Atlantic Council

‘Some stay, some die’: The horror of Ukraine’s war camps - Al Jazeera English‘Some stay, some die’: The horror of Ukraine’s war camps  Al Jazeera English

Ukraine’s president ousts two judges for being threats to national security - Financial TimesUkraine’s president ousts two judges for being threats to national security  Financial Times

Rising Tensions in Ukraine Are Not Necessarily a Prelude to Renewed 'Hot' War - RUSI AnalysisRising Tensions in Ukraine Are Not Necessarily a Prelude to Renewed 'Hot' War  RUSI Analysis

Ukraine's seven-year war, and how COVID-19 made division permanent - The New HumanitarianUkraine's seven-year war, and how COVID-19 made division permanent  The New Humanitarian

Ukraine Is Hardening Its Coastline Against Russian Attack - ForbesUkraine Is Hardening Its Coastline Against Russian Attack  Forbes

Top Kremlin Mouthpiece Warns of 'Inevitable' War With U.S. - The Daily BeastTop Kremlin Mouthpiece Warns of 'Inevitable' War With U.S.  The Daily Beast

Maidan's metamorphosis mirrors Ukraine's national coming of age - Atlantic CouncilMaidan's metamorphosis mirrors Ukraine's national coming of age  Atlantic Council

Returning the US-Ukraine relationship to normalcy - Atlantic CouncilReturning the US-Ukraine relationship to normalcy  Atlantic Council

Vladimir Putin does not want peace with Ukraine - Atlantic CouncilVladimir Putin does not want peace with Ukraine  Atlantic Council

Putin Ups Efforts to Intimidate Ukraine and Its Allies - Defense OnePutin Ups Efforts to Intimidate Ukraine and Its Allies  Defense One

U.S. Calling on Russia to Lower Tensions With Ukraine, DOD Official Says - Department of DefenseU.S. Calling on Russia to Lower Tensions With Ukraine, DOD Official Says  Department of Defense

Kyiv accuses Russia of 'systemic aggravation' of security situation in eastern Ukraine, Crimea - ReutersKyiv accuses Russia of 'systemic aggravation' of security situation in eastern Ukraine, Crimea  Reuters

Amid war, Ukraine tries to boost arms sales - Al Jazeera EnglishAmid war, Ukraine tries to boost arms sales  Al Jazeera English

Ukraine reports record daily COVID-19 deaths for second day in a row - ReutersUkraine reports record daily COVID-19 deaths for second day in a row  Reuters

COVID-19 vaccination in Ukraine - The LancetCOVID-19 vaccination in Ukraine  The Lancet

Ukraine wants to show Biden it’s serious about ending ‘oligarch era.’ That’s not so easy. - Washington PostUkraine wants to show Biden it’s serious about ending ‘oligarch era.’ That’s not so easy.  Washington Post

Kremlin says fears Ukrainian side could restart civil war in eastern Ukraine - ReutersKremlin says fears Ukrainian side could restart civil war in eastern Ukraine  Reuters

Ukraine inflation seen hitting 1.5-year high for March: Reuters poll - ReutersUkraine inflation seen hitting 1.5-year high for March: Reuters poll  Reuters

Ukraine should look to US for air defenses, improved air force, says former defense adviser - DefenseNews.comUkraine should look to US for air defenses, improved air force, says former defense adviser  DefenseNews.com

Zelensky’s anti-corruption squad swoops on Ukrainian oligarchy - Financial TimesZelensky’s anti-corruption squad swoops on Ukrainian oligarchy  Financial Times

Ukraine imposes sanctions on former President Yanukovich - ReutersUkraine imposes sanctions on former President Yanukovich  Reuters

Ukraine approves Chinese vaccine as COVID-19 cases hit new record high - ReutersUkraine approves Chinese vaccine as COVID-19 cases hit new record high  Reuters

‘Pure terror’: COVID-19 on the front lines of Ukraine’s war - Al Jazeera English‘Pure terror’: COVID-19 on the front lines of Ukraine’s war  Al Jazeera English

France and Germany support Ukraine’s sovereignty amid aggravation in Donbass - TASSFrance and Germany support Ukraine’s sovereignty amid aggravation in Donbass  TASS

apNews Iran prosecutor says 10 indicted for Ukraine plane shootdown - The Associated PressapNews Iran prosecutor says 10 indicted for Ukraine plane shootdown  The Associated Press

While Zelenskyy Promises Peace, Ukraine's Army Faces Serious Challenges - Jamestown - The Jamestown FoundationWhile Zelenskyy Promises Peace, Ukraine's Army Faces Serious Challenges - Jamestown  The Jamestown Foundation

Ukraine's Civil Servants Report Owning $2.6 Billion Of Bitcoin - NasdaqUkraine's Civil Servants Report Owning $2.6 Billion Of Bitcoin  Nasdaq

Ukraine to Nationalize Defense Firm, Keeping China Out in a Nod to U.S. - The Wall Street JournalUkraine to Nationalize Defense Firm, Keeping China Out in a Nod to U.S.  The Wall Street Journal

Ukraine faces record COVID deaths, PM urges tighter restrictions - ReutersUkraine faces record COVID deaths, PM urges tighter restrictions  Reuters

Ukraine's COVID-19 cases jump, capital Kyiv imposes tough restrictions - ReutersUkraine's COVID-19 cases jump, capital Kyiv imposes tough restrictions  Reuters

Ukraine's New Farm Chief Vows to Keep Food Exports Flowing - BloombergUkraine's New Farm Chief Vows to Keep Food Exports Flowing  Bloomberg

Ukraine’s Zelensky enacts decision on sanctions against Russian companies, media - TASSUkraine’s Zelensky enacts decision on sanctions against Russian companies, media  TASS

White House: U.S. watching Russia disinformation about Ukraine - ReutersWhite House: U.S. watching Russia disinformation about Ukraine  Reuters

The Sweetheart Oil Deal Funding Ukraine's Top Pro-Kremlin Politician - OCCRP - OCCRPThe Sweetheart Oil Deal Funding Ukraine's Top Pro-Kremlin Politician - OCCRP  OCCRP

Ukraine wheat export prices fall to 5-month lows - Successful FarmingUkraine wheat export prices fall to 5-month lows  Successful Farming

Ukraine grain exports down 23.3% so far in 2020/21 season - Successful FarmingUkraine grain exports down 23.3% so far in 2020/21 season  Successful Farming

Frozen conflict brings economic stagnation to Ukraine's Donbas region - Emerging EuropeFrozen conflict brings economic stagnation to Ukraine's Donbas region  Emerging Europe

Euro 2022 play-off: Northern Ireland preparing for 'embarrassed' Ukraine in second leg - Hutton - BBC NewsEuro 2022 play-off: Northern Ireland preparing for 'embarrassed' Ukraine in second leg - Hutton  BBC News

Ukraine's army says a servicewoman died after CoviShield vaccination - ReutersUkraine's army says a servicewoman died after CoviShield vaccination  Reuters

Ukraine: Health Cluster Bulletin #11 (January - March 2021) - Ukraine - ReliefWebUkraine: Health Cluster Bulletin #11 (January - March 2021) - Ukraine  ReliefWeb

Ukrainian president dismisses head of constitutional court - ReutersUkrainian president dismisses head of constitutional court  Reuters

Defending the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine - GOV.UKDefending the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine  GOV.UK

Russia stoked Ukraine allegations, used Trump allies to undermine Biden, U.S. intel agencies say - POLITICORussia stoked Ukraine allegations, used Trump allies to undermine Biden, U.S. intel agencies say  POLITICO

Ukrainian soldier killed as Russia's war in Donbas escalates | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice - Kyiv PostUkrainian soldier killed as Russia's war in Donbas escalates | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice  Kyiv Post

'Ukrainian Elon Musk' receives Ukraine's highest honor in New York | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice - Kyiv Post'Ukrainian Elon Musk' receives Ukraine's highest honor in New York | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice  Kyiv Post

Football: France's preparation for Ukraine game hampered by hotel COVID-19 cases - CNAFootball: France's preparation for Ukraine game hampered by hotel COVID-19 cases  CNA

In new memoir, Hunter Biden chronicles addictions and defends time on Ukraine company board - The Washington PostIn new memoir, Hunter Biden chronicles addictions and defends time on Ukraine company board  The Washington Post

Estonia, Russia discuss Ukraine, regional cooperation, border ratification - ERR NewsEstonia, Russia discuss Ukraine, regional cooperation, border ratification  ERR News

Opinion | Could Putin Launch Another Invasion? - POLITICOOpinion | Could Putin Launch Another Invasion?  POLITICO

Rift between Russia and Ukraine creates a potential dilemma for India - Business StandardRift between Russia and Ukraine creates a potential dilemma for India  Business Standard

India signals backing for Russia on Ukraine issue at a UNSC meet - Economic TimesIndia signals backing for Russia on Ukraine issue at a UNSC meet  Economic Times

Eastern Ukraine Situation Will Remain Fragile without Means to Calm Mounting Tensions, Under-Secretary-General Tells Security Council - Ukraine - ReliefWebEastern Ukraine Situation Will Remain Fragile without Means to Calm Mounting Tensions, Under-Secretary-General Tells Security Council - Ukraine  ReliefWeb

Ukraine looking at defence purchases from India - The HinduUkraine looking at defence purchases from India  The Hindu

Crimea is Ukraine - US Embassy in GeorgiaCrimea is Ukraine  US Embassy in Georgia

India votes against Ukraine-sponsored resolution in the United Nations - Economic TimesIndia votes against Ukraine-sponsored resolution in the United Nations  Economic Times

Why is Ukraine still not in NATO? - Atlantic CouncilWhy is Ukraine still not in NATO?  Atlantic Council

Ukraine gets first vaccine shipment from India as hospitals struggle - Business StandardUkraine gets first vaccine shipment from India as hospitals struggle  Business Standard

Want more cooperation with India in aerospace industry, top Ukrainian official says - ThePrintWant more cooperation with India in aerospace industry, top Ukrainian official says  ThePrint

Ukraine's cultural revival is a matter of national security - Atlantic CouncilUkraine's cultural revival is a matter of national security  Atlantic Council

Ukraine Police Break up Peaceful Protest Against Far-Right Violence - Human Rights WatchUkraine Police Break up Peaceful Protest Against Far-Right Violence  Human Rights Watch

Ukraine's booming IT sector defies the coronavirus crisis - Atlantic CouncilUkraine's booming IT sector defies the coronavirus crisis  Atlantic Council

The Biden presidency and Ukraine - Brookings InstitutionThe Biden presidency and Ukraine  Brookings Institution

Ukraine shuts TV channels it accuses of spreading ‘Russian disinformation’ - Financial TimesUkraine shuts TV channels it accuses of spreading ‘Russian disinformation’  Financial Times

Ukraine imposes sanctions on Putin ally Viktor Medvedchuk - Financial TimesUkraine imposes sanctions on Putin ally Viktor Medvedchuk  Financial Times

Ukraine can feed the world - Atlantic CouncilUkraine can feed the world  Atlantic Council

A consequential election for Ukraine - Brookings InstitutionA consequential election for Ukraine  Brookings Institution

Turkey, Ukraine Sign Military Cooperation Agreements - Voice of AmericaTurkey, Ukraine Sign Military Cooperation Agreements  Voice of America

Why Ukraine sanctioned Putin's ally Medvedchuk - Atlantic CouncilWhy Ukraine sanctioned Putin's ally Medvedchuk  Atlantic Council

All roads lead to Ukraine in Putin's global hybrid war - Atlantic CouncilAll roads lead to Ukraine in Putin's global hybrid war  Atlantic Council