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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Report: Transdniester Tycoon Has Ukrainian Passport, Elite Property In Kyiv, Odesa Regions - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyReport: Transdniester Tycoon Has Ukrainian Passport, Elite Property In Kyiv, Odesa Regions  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

MFA Ukraine summons Serbian envoy over occupied Crimea symbols at Belgrade expo - UNIANMFA Ukraine summons Serbian envoy over occupied Crimea symbols at Belgrade expo  UNIAN

Coronavirus email hoax led to violent protests in Ukraine - The VergeCoronavirus email hoax led to violent protests in Ukraine  The Verge

Ukraine Digest: Moday, Feb. 24 - Kyiv PostUkraine Digest: Moday, Feb. 24  Kyiv Post

Ukraine Closes Consulate In Milan As Markets Fall Over Virus Fears - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyUkraine Closes Consulate In Milan As Markets Fall Over Virus Fears  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Ukraine: Six years after the Maidan - Brookings InstitutionUkraine: Six years after the Maidan  Brookings Institution

With mask and hashtags, Ukraine minister fights coronavirus rumors from quarantine - ReutersWith mask and hashtags, Ukraine minister fights coronavirus rumors from quarantine  Reuters

To Make a Diplomatic Point, Ukraine Rebels Open Fire - The New York TimesTo Make a Diplomatic Point, Ukraine Rebels Open Fire  The New York Times

Ukraine Cancels Special Economic Sanctions Imposed Against About 27,000 Companies - GlobalComplianceNewsUkraine Cancels Special Economic Sanctions Imposed Against About 27,000 Companies  GlobalComplianceNews

Ukrinform: Economy Ministry sees no negative effects of coronavirus on Ukraine - Kyiv PostUkrinform: Economy Ministry sees no negative effects of coronavirus on Ukraine  Kyiv Post

Will Moldova Be Trump's Ukraine? - U.S. News & World ReportWill Moldova Be Trump's Ukraine?  U.S. News & World Report

Ukraine's FM calls on UN to multiply efforts toward release of Ukrainian political prisoners - UNIANUkraine's FM calls on UN to multiply efforts toward release of Ukrainian political prisoners  UNIAN

Ukraine reports five enemy attacks in Donbas on Feb 24 - UNIANUkraine reports five enemy attacks in Donbas on Feb 24  UNIAN

Zelensky: 'If there's no Ukrainian army, there will be no Ukraine' - CNNZelensky: 'If there's no Ukrainian army, there will be no Ukraine'  CNN

Central Bankers From Canada, Netherlands, Ukraine Call Blockchain Unnecessary for Digital Fiat - CoinDesk - CoindeskCentral Bankers From Canada, Netherlands, Ukraine Call Blockchain Unnecessary for Digital Fiat - CoinDesk  Coindesk

Sen. Casey asks AG Barr to end Pittsburgh's involvement in Ukraine probe - TribLIVESen. Casey asks AG Barr to end Pittsburgh's involvement in Ukraine probe  TribLIVE

Ukraine sunflower oil exports jump 66% so far in 2019/20 - APK-Inform - ReutersUkraine sunflower oil exports jump 66% so far in 2019/20 - APK-Inform  Reuters

RFE/RL: Trump says would be 'great thing' for Russia, Ukraine to reconcile - Kyiv PostRFE/RL: Trump says would be 'great thing' for Russia, Ukraine to reconcile  Kyiv Post

How Bellingcat tracked a Russian missile system in Ukraine - CBS NewsHow Bellingcat tracked a Russian missile system in Ukraine  CBS News

Ukraine's Consulate General in Milan suspends operations amid coronavirus spike - UNIANUkraine's Consulate General in Milan suspends operations amid coronavirus spike  UNIAN

Ukrinform: Razumkov visits Ukrainian school in Riga - Kyiv PostUkrinform: Razumkov visits Ukrainian school in Riga  Kyiv Post

Pompeo appeared to coordinate with Giuliani on Ukraine, new documents show - Yahoo NewsPompeo appeared to coordinate with Giuliani on Ukraine, new documents show  Yahoo News

Ex-US envoy to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch has book deal - The Associated PressEx-US envoy to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch has book deal  The Associated Press

Ukraine reports 12.5% m/m growth in retail sales in January - bne IntelliNewsUkraine reports 12.5% m/m growth in retail sales in January  bne IntelliNews

GAR Article: Ukraine's maritime claim against Russia to proceed - GARGAR Article: Ukraine's maritime claim against Russia to proceed  GAR

Ukraine has 350 MW of solar under net metering - pv magazine InternationalUkraine has 350 MW of solar under net metering  pv magazine International

Feb. 24, 12:31 pm Reddit opens office in Kyiv to hire Ukrainian tech specialists - Kyiv PostFeb. 24, 12:31 pm Reddit opens office in Kyiv to hire Ukrainian tech specialists  Kyiv Post

Ukraine Returns to the Eurovision Contest - Novinite.com - Novinite.comUkraine Returns to the Eurovision Contest - Novinite.com  Novinite.com

Standing behind Ukraine and supporting Ukrainian sovereignty - GOV.UKStanding behind Ukraine and supporting Ukrainian sovereignty  GOV.UK

Marie Yovanovitch, ousted ambassador to Ukraine, has a book deal - CBS NewsMarie Yovanovitch, ousted ambassador to Ukraine, has a book deal  CBS News

An Orthodox Christian schism in Ukraine echoes around the world - The EconomistAn Orthodox Christian schism in Ukraine echoes around the world  The Economist

Cybersecurity in Ukraine - LexologyCybersecurity in Ukraine  Lexology

UNIAN: Bad weather leaves 251 towns and villages in Ukraine without power - Kyiv PostUNIAN: Bad weather leaves 251 towns and villages in Ukraine without power  Kyiv Post

Level Up Ukraine 2020: Ukrainian and world decision makers gather in Kyiv - 112 InternationalLevel Up Ukraine 2020: Ukrainian and world decision makers gather in Kyiv  112 International

Ex-chief of Ukraine's State Fiscal Service Nasirov reinstated by Kyiv appeals court - UNIANEx-chief of Ukraine's State Fiscal Service Nasirov reinstated by Kyiv appeals court  UNIAN

Ukraine's Zelenskyy urged by Putin to stick to peace plan - Al Jazeera EnglishUkraine's Zelenskyy urged by Putin to stick to peace plan  Al Jazeera English

Don't Tell The Bride: Angry bride threatens to call off her authentic Ukrainian wedding - Daily MailDon't Tell The Bride: Angry bride threatens to call off her authentic Ukrainian wedding  Daily Mail

Four People Not Allowed To Board Ukrainian Evacuation Plane In China - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyFour People Not Allowed To Board Ukrainian Evacuation Plane In China  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Russia is aggressor in Ukraine, - Duda - 112 InternationalRussia is aggressor in Ukraine, - Duda  112 International

Ukraine, Turkey expand scheduled air service - Ukrinform. Ukraine and world newsUkraine, Turkey expand scheduled air service  Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news

Ukraine's Tragic Disappearance in the Fog of Donald Trump's Impeachment Trial - Foreign PolicyUkraine's Tragic Disappearance in the Fog of Donald Trump's Impeachment Trial  Foreign Policy

John Bolton isn't the hero of the Ukraine story - CNNJohn Bolton isn't the hero of the Ukraine story  CNN

Ukraine's course towards NATO membership to be documented - Kyiv PostUkraine's course towards NATO membership to be documented  Kyiv Post

Minister Kryklii: We working on facilitating road transport between Ukraine and Hungary - Ukrinform. Ukraine and world newsMinister Kryklii: We working on facilitating road transport between Ukraine and Hungary  Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news

Naftogaz agrees to pass Ukrnafta's debt to Ukrainian taxpayers - Kyiv PostNaftogaz agrees to pass Ukrnafta's debt to Ukrainian taxpayers  Kyiv Post

Ukrainian Political Shake-up Involves Figures in U.S. Impeachment - The New York TimesUkrainian Political Shake-up Involves Figures in U.S. Impeachment  The New York Times

Road concession to promote economic development of Ukraine – Kryklii - Ukrinform. Ukraine and world newsRoad concession to promote economic development of Ukraine – Kryklii  Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news

Ukraine first to display booth with regional projects at MIPIM 2020 in Cannes - Interfax UkraineUkraine first to display booth with regional projects at MIPIM 2020 in Cannes  Interfax Ukraine

Ukraine Is Caught Up In Another Power Battle, But This Time It's Not Trump Vs. Biden But Trump Vs. China - BuzzFeed NewsUkraine Is Caught Up In Another Power Battle, But This Time It's Not Trump Vs. Biden But Trump Vs. China  BuzzFeed News

Beyond the Partisan Fight, a Wealth of Evidence About Trump and Ukraine - The New York TimesBeyond the Partisan Fight, a Wealth of Evidence About Trump and Ukraine  The New York Times

FlixBus Ready To Adjust Transportation From/To Ukraine Depending On Local Authorities' Recommendations In Case Of Coronavirus Outbreaks - Ukrainian News AgencyFlixBus Ready To Adjust Transportation From/To Ukraine Depending On Local Authorities' Recommendations In Case Of Coronavirus Outbreaks  Ukrainian News Agency

NATO member countries know how to unblock work of Ukraine-NATO Commission – Vereshchuk - Interfax UkraineNATO member countries know how to unblock work of Ukraine-NATO Commission – Vereshchuk  Interfax Ukraine

Black boxes of UIA won't be decrypted without representatives of Ukraine - Kyiv PostBlack boxes of UIA won't be decrypted without representatives of Ukraine  Kyiv Post

Iran Says Black Box of Ukrainian Airliner Is Damaged, Further Delaying Investigation - The Wall Street JournalIran Says Black Box of Ukrainian Airliner Is Damaged, Further Delaying Investigation  The Wall Street Journal

Mike Pompeo aims to smooth relations with Kyiv on Ukraine visit - The GuardianMike Pompeo aims to smooth relations with Kyiv on Ukraine visit  The Guardian

U.S. provides US$1.5 mln of improved facilities for Ukrainian army (Photo) - UNIANU.S. provides US$1.5 mln of improved facilities for Ukrainian army (Photo)  UNIAN

Trump contradicts past denials, admits sending Giuliani to Ukraine - CNNTrump contradicts past denials, admits sending Giuliani to Ukraine  CNN

Ukraine’s Ambassador to Italy informs on number of coronavirus cases in Italy - 112 InternationalUkraine’s Ambassador to Italy informs on number of coronavirus cases in Italy  112 International

American investors who spend billions in Ghana are interested in Ukraine - Ukrainian News AgencyAmerican investors who spend billions in Ghana are interested in Ukraine  Ukrainian News Agency

Sales of telecommunications, postal services in Ukraine down 1.3% in 2019 - Ukrinform. Ukraine and world newsSales of telecommunications, postal services in Ukraine down 1.3% in 2019  Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news

Ministry of Culture supports creation of Ukraine’s Federation of eSports - 112 InternationalMinistry of Culture supports creation of Ukraine’s Federation of eSports  112 International

Marco Levytsky: Propaganda seeks to drive wedge between Ukrainian and Jewish communities - Kyiv PostMarco Levytsky: Propaganda seeks to drive wedge between Ukrainian and Jewish communities  Kyiv Post

Ukraine sets record for grain exports – Institute of Agrarian Economics - Ukrinform. Ukraine and world newsUkraine sets record for grain exports – Institute of Agrarian Economics  Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news

Mylovanov: Launch of farmland market not condition for Ukraine to receive new IMF program - UNIANMylovanov: Launch of farmland market not condition for Ukraine to receive new IMF program  UNIAN

Looming Confrontation in President Zelenskyy's Entourage Could Lead to Reset of Ukrainian Government - The Jamestown FoundationLooming Confrontation in President Zelenskyy's Entourage Could Lead to Reset of Ukrainian Government  The Jamestown Foundation

Ukraine Says The US Is Holding Up $30M Worth Of Guns And Ammo — And It Wants Its Money Back - BuzzFeed NewsUkraine Says The US Is Holding Up $30M Worth Of Guns And Ammo — And It Wants Its Money Back  BuzzFeed News

Ukraine increases honey exports by 12.7% in 2019 - Interfax UkraineUkraine increases honey exports by 12.7% in 2019  Interfax Ukraine

Giuliani Sought Help for Client in Meeting With Ukrainian Official - The New York TimesGiuliani Sought Help for Client in Meeting With Ukrainian Official  The New York Times

Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Meets With Ukraine's President - NPRSecretary Of State Mike Pompeo Meets With Ukraine's President  NPR

Ukrainian film Stranger excels at Monsters of Horror Film Festival - 112 InternationalUkrainian film Stranger excels at Monsters of Horror Film Festival  112 International

Meeting of Ukraine-Poland Parliamentary Assembly to be held in Warsaw on March 23-25 - Ukrinform. Ukraine and world newsMeeting of Ukraine-Poland Parliamentary Assembly to be held in Warsaw on March 23-25  Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news

Ukraine’s oligarchs jostle for influence with President Zelensky - Financial TimesUkraine’s oligarchs jostle for influence with President Zelensky  Financial Times

UNIAN: Ukraine's Health Ministry won't change quarantine period for evacuees from China - Kyiv PostUNIAN: Ukraine's Health Ministry won't change quarantine period for evacuees from China  Kyiv Post

The Hill's review of John Solomon's columns on Ukraine | TheHill - The HillThe Hill's review of John Solomon's columns on Ukraine | TheHill  The Hill

Iran plane downing: Tehran ends co-operation with Ukraine - BBC NewsIran plane downing: Tehran ends co-operation with Ukraine  BBC News

Pentagon officials stunned by White House decision to block Ukraine aid, new emails show - CNNPentagon officials stunned by White House decision to block Ukraine aid, new emails show  CNN

Coronavirus Fears Grip Village in Ukraine - The New York TimesCoronavirus Fears Grip Village in Ukraine  The New York Times

Iran under growing pressure to hand over Ukraine jet black box - The GuardianIran under growing pressure to hand over Ukraine jet black box  The Guardian

A powerful Ukrainian is playing both sides of Giuliani's Ukraine project - NBC NewsA powerful Ukrainian is playing both sides of Giuliani's Ukraine project  NBC News

Top Pentagon policy official who warned against withholding Ukraine aid resigns at Trump's request - CNNTop Pentagon policy official who warned against withholding Ukraine aid resigns at Trump's request  CNN

Ukraine's fate will shape global security - and Americans should care - Atlantic CouncilUkraine's fate will shape global security - and Americans should care  Atlantic Council

Trump administration reveals it's blocking dozens of emails about Ukraine aid freeze, including President's role - CNNTrump administration reveals it's blocking dozens of emails about Ukraine aid freeze, including President's role  CNN

Ukraine's top anti-corruption official under fire from targets of his investigations - Kyiv PostUkraine's top anti-corruption official under fire from targets of his investigations  Kyiv Post

Who killed two journalists in Ukraine? And why? - The Washington PostWho killed two journalists in Ukraine? And why?  The Washington Post

Yes, Secretary Pompeo, Americans Should Care About Ukraine - The New York TimesYes, Secretary Pompeo, Americans Should Care About Ukraine  The New York Times

Flawed peace plan for Ukraine doesn't pass muster - Atlantic CouncilFlawed peace plan for Ukraine doesn't pass muster  Atlantic Council

Top intel office lawyer who handled Ukraine whistleblower complaint resigning - POLITICOTop intel office lawyer who handled Ukraine whistleblower complaint resigning  POLITICO

Rebuking Russia, Turkey Pledges to Fund Ukraine's Military - Daily SignalRebuking Russia, Turkey Pledges to Fund Ukraine's Military  Daily Signal

Trump Tied Ukraine Aid to Inquiries He Sought, Bolton Book Says - The New York TimesTrump Tied Ukraine Aid to Inquiries He Sought, Bolton Book Says  The New York Times

U.S. Senator On Meeting With Ukraine President Zelenskiy - NPRU.S. Senator On Meeting With Ukraine President Zelenskiy  NPR

Defense minister: Ukraine's military overhaul has an eye toward NATO - Kyiv PostDefense minister: Ukraine's military overhaul has an eye toward NATO  Kyiv Post

Ukraine wouldn’t do Trump’s dirty work. So GOP senators are doing it instead. - The Washington PostUkraine wouldn’t do Trump’s dirty work. So GOP senators are doing it instead.  The Washington Post

Trump Told Bolton to Help His Ukraine Pressure Campaign, Book Says - The New York TimesTrump Told Bolton to Help His Ukraine Pressure Campaign, Book Says  The New York Times

Why Ukraine’s Zelensky remains so focused on getting a White House meeting - The Washington PostWhy Ukraine’s Zelensky remains so focused on getting a White House meeting  The Washington Post

From Iraq To Ukraine To The Pentagon: On The Front Lines Of Ukraine's Travel To Impeachment - The FederalistFrom Iraq To Ukraine To The Pentagon: On The Front Lines Of Ukraine's Travel To Impeachment  The Federalist

Ukraine’s richest man buys €200m French villa from Campari group - Financial TimesUkraine’s richest man buys €200m French villa from Campari group  Financial Times

Top Ukraine Official: I Trusted Bolton More Than Anyone - The Daily BeastTop Ukraine Official: I Trusted Bolton More Than Anyone  The Daily Beast

Why the 'The' in 'the Ukraine' Matters for Zelensky, Putin, and Trump - Foreign PolicyWhy the 'The' in 'the Ukraine' Matters for Zelensky, Putin, and Trump  Foreign Policy

It’s Ukraine, not ‘the’ Ukraine. And Ukrainians want you to get it right. - The Washington PostIt’s Ukraine, not ‘the’ Ukraine. And Ukrainians want you to get it right.  The Washington Post

Ukraine Is Better Off Without Donbass. Reintegration Would Mean Absorbing an Expensive Reconstruction and a Pro-Russia Populace - Foreign PolicyUkraine Is Better Off Without Donbass. Reintegration Would Mean Absorbing an Expensive Reconstruction and a Pro-Russia Populace  Foreign Policy