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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Ukraine will 'never surrender sovereign control over Donbass or Crimea' - DW (English)
  1. Ukraine will 'never surrender sovereign control over Donbass or Crimea'  DW (English)
  2. Ukrainian And German Top Diplomats Talk NATO And Conflict In Eastern Ukraine  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty
  3. Ukraine wants to create international platform for de-occupation of Crimea  Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news
  4. Ukrinform: Kuleba invites Maas to spend vacation in Ukraine | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice  Kyiv Post
  5. Ukraine to initiate creation of international platform to end Russian occupation of Crimea  UNIAN
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Drought Threatens Ukraine, Its Relations with Russia, and Regional Cooperation Plans - The Jamestown FoundationDrought Threatens Ukraine, Its Relations with Russia, and Regional Cooperation Plans  The Jamestown Foundation

Understanding and building resilience to early life trauma in Belarus and Ukraine - Ukraine - ReliefWebUnderstanding and building resilience to early life trauma in Belarus and Ukraine - Ukraine  ReliefWeb

Ukraine FM: We will never surrender control over Donbass - Deutsche WelleUkraine FM: We will never surrender control over Donbass  Deutsche Welle

Ukraine football club quarantined after 25 test positive for coronavirus - Times of IndiaUkraine football club quarantined after 25 test positive for coronavirus  Times of India

Annexed From Ukraine, Crimea Now Fears Coronavirus Collapse In Tourism From Russia - ForbesAnnexed From Ukraine, Crimea Now Fears Coronavirus Collapse In Tourism From Russia  Forbes

After returning to Ukraine, Forbes unveils 100 richest Ukrainians list | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice - Kyiv PostAfter returning to Ukraine, Forbes unveils 100 richest Ukrainians list | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice  Kyiv Post

Better terms for buying Belarusian machines, vehicles with loans now available in Ukraine - Belarus News (BelTA)Better terms for buying Belarusian machines, vehicles with loans now available in Ukraine  Belarus News (BelTA)

Increasing access to hepatitis C treatment in Ukraine - Ukraine - ReliefWebIncreasing access to hepatitis C treatment in Ukraine - Ukraine  ReliefWeb

Council of Europe's Anti-racism Commission says Ukraine has not implemented its priority recommendations - Council of EuropeCouncil of Europe's Anti-racism Commission says Ukraine has not implemented its priority recommendations  Council of Europe

In the fight against Russian influence in Ukraine, language matters. It’s Kyiv, not Kiev | View - EuronewsIn the fight against Russian influence in Ukraine, language matters. It’s Kyiv, not Kiev | View  Euronews

OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) Daily Report 130/2020 issued on 2 June 2020 - Ukraine - ReliefWebOSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) Daily Report 130/2020 issued on 2 June 2020 - Ukraine  ReliefWeb

When will quarantine end: Changes in Ukraine from June 1 - 112 InternationalWhen will quarantine end: Changes in Ukraine from June 1  112 International

McDonald's to open five restaurants in Ukraine in 2020 | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice - Kyiv PostMcDonald's to open five restaurants in Ukraine in 2020 | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice  Kyiv Post

Pentagon moves to provide additional military aid to Ukraine, citing progress on reforms - CNNPentagon moves to provide additional military aid to Ukraine, citing progress on reforms  CNN

Ukraine to start 2020 grain harvest 8-10 days earlier - scientists - Successful FarmingUkraine to start 2020 grain harvest 8-10 days earlier - scientists  Successful Farming

Exclusive: Ukrainian president urges US to leave his country out of 2020 election - Telegraph.co.ukExclusive: Ukrainian president urges US to leave his country out of 2020 election  Telegraph.co.uk

No. 1 rule for police: Defend human rights, says Ukraine's former police chief - The WorldNo. 1 rule for police: Defend human rights, says Ukraine's former police chief  The World

Human rights compliant criminal justice system in Ukraine: Quarterly Digest March-May 2020 - Council of EuropeHuman rights compliant criminal justice system in Ukraine: Quarterly Digest March-May 2020  Council of Europe

Forbes: Annexed from Ukraine, Crimea now fears coronavirus collapse in tourism from Russia | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice - Kyiv PostForbes: Annexed from Ukraine, Crimea now fears coronavirus collapse in tourism from Russia | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice  Kyiv Post

Ukraine wheat harvest expected to drop | 2020-06-02 - World GrainUkraine wheat harvest expected to drop | 2020-06-02  World Grain

Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry could extend lockdown after June 22 - 112 InternationalUkraine's Healthcare Ministry could extend lockdown after June 22  112 International

Health privatisation is wrecking Ukraine's ability to fight Covid-19 - Morning Star OnlineHealth privatisation is wrecking Ukraine's ability to fight Covid-19  Morning Star Online

Ukrainian restaurateurs rally for faster reopening (PHOTOS) | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice - Kyiv PostUkrainian restaurateurs rally for faster reopening (PHOTOS) | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice  Kyiv Post

Barros, Bugayova, Clark: Kremlin escalates in Ukraine | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice - Kyiv PostBarros, Bugayova, Clark: Kremlin escalates in Ukraine | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice  Kyiv Post

Vande Bharat Mission: Flight carrying 144 Indians from Ukraine lands in Chandigarh - The New Indian ExpressVande Bharat Mission: Flight carrying 144 Indians from Ukraine lands in Chandigarh  The New Indian Express

Zelensky's Ukraine: Why comic's dream of transformation may be over - BBC NewsZelensky's Ukraine: Why comic's dream of transformation may be over  BBC News

COVID-19 in Ukraine: 727 dead, 24340 cases, 328 new infections | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice - Kyiv PostCOVID-19 in Ukraine: 727 dead, 24340 cases, 328 new infections | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice  Kyiv Post

Ukrainian special service takes ex-militant who tortured Ukrainian military in Donbas - 112 InternationalUkrainian special service takes ex-militant who tortured Ukrainian military in Donbas  112 International

Council of Europe publication Digital technologies in elections: questions, lessons learned, perspectives presented in Ukraine - Council of EuropeCouncil of Europe publication Digital technologies in elections: questions, lessons learned, perspectives presented in Ukraine  Council of Europe

Ukraine calls on international community to condemn violations by Russia of Crimean Tatars' rights, freedoms - UNIANUkraine calls on international community to condemn violations by Russia of Crimean Tatars' rights, freedoms  UNIAN

The Risk of Water Shortage and Implications for Ukraine's Security - The Jamestown FoundationThe Risk of Water Shortage and Implications for Ukraine's Security  The Jamestown Foundation

Statement by former US Ambassadors to Ukraine - Atlantic CouncilStatement by former US Ambassadors to Ukraine  Atlantic Council

Ukraine's economic battle against coronavirus - Atlantic CouncilUkraine's economic battle against coronavirus  Atlantic Council

Ukraine Wheat Exports - AG INFORMATION NETWORK OF THE WEST - AGInfo Ag Information Network Of The WestUkraine Wheat Exports - AG INFORMATION NETWORK OF THE WEST  AGInfo Ag Information Network Of The West

Ex-president Kravchuk estimates compensation for Ukraine's nuclear weapons at US$250 bln - UNIANEx-president Kravchuk estimates compensation for Ukraine's nuclear weapons at US$250 bln  UNIAN

Ukraine's wheat sales close to reaching 2019-20 export quota limit - Manitoba Co-operatorUkraine's wheat sales close to reaching 2019-20 export quota limit  Manitoba Co-operator

Ukraine's soccer restart disrupted by positive tests - TSNUkraine's soccer restart disrupted by positive tests  TSN

Ukraine Passes a Critical Anticorruption Bill - The New York TimesUkraine Passes a Critical Anticorruption Bill  The New York Times

Ukraine records 328 new cases of COVID-19 over past day, 388 recoveries, nine deaths – NSDC - Interfax UkraineUkraine records 328 new cases of COVID-19 over past day, 388 recoveries, nine deaths – NSDC  Interfax Ukraine

Why Ukrainian anti-corruption agencies squabble among themselves? - 112 InternationalWhy Ukrainian anti-corruption agencies squabble among themselves?  112 International

IMF reveals expectations from Ukraine for provision of another loan - 112 InternationalIMF reveals expectations from Ukraine for provision of another loan  112 International

Ukraine, Poland consider concluding agreement on seasonal workers - Ukrinform. Ukraine and world newsUkraine, Poland consider concluding agreement on seasonal workers  Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news

Reznikov: No threat of Russian troops’ advance deep into Ukraine - Ukrinform. Ukraine and world newsReznikov: No threat of Russian troops’ advance deep into Ukraine  Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news

Man who drove truck into George Floyd protest not Ukrainian soldier | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice - Kyiv PostMan who drove truck into George Floyd protest not Ukrainian soldier | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice  Kyiv Post

Russia’s FSB reports on detention of missing Ukrainian military in Crimea - 112 InternationalRussia’s FSB reports on detention of missing Ukrainian military in Crimea  112 International

Traffic Resumes at Sole Open Hungary-Ukraine Crossing - Hungary TodayTraffic Resumes at Sole Open Hungary-Ukraine Crossing  Hungary Today

Turkmenistan, Ukraine discuss cooperation prospects in trade, economic sphere - AKIpressTurkmenistan, Ukraine discuss cooperation prospects in trade, economic sphere  AKIpress

Ukraine’s Zelensky pulled back into U.S. political fray after leaked Biden audio - The Washington PostUkraine’s Zelensky pulled back into U.S. political fray after leaked Biden audio  The Washington Post

Ukrainian Authorities Reach Staff Level Agreement on a New Stand-By Arrangement to Help to Address COVID-19 Pandemic - International Monetary FundUkrainian Authorities Reach Staff Level Agreement on a New Stand-By Arrangement to Help to Address COVID-19 Pandemic  International Monetary Fund

UNIAN: Quarantine in Ukraine - Some 76% of Ukrainian restaurants reopen | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice - Kyiv PostUNIAN: Quarantine in Ukraine - Some 76% of Ukrainian restaurants reopen | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice  Kyiv Post

Ukraine’s citizens worry about covid-19. And they still have to worry about the war. - Washington PostUkraine’s citizens worry about covid-19. And they still have to worry about the war.  Washington Post

State and Clouds. Why is Ukraine behind again? - Interfax UkraineState and Clouds. Why is Ukraine behind again?  Interfax Ukraine

Owner of Controversial Ukrainian Flag Displayed in Protests in Favor of Bolsonaro is Brazilian who Trains Paramilitaries - Folha de S.PauloOwner of Controversial Ukrainian Flag Displayed in Protests in Favor of Bolsonaro is Brazilian who Trains Paramilitaries  Folha de S.Paulo

Surrogacy for foreigners should be banned in Ukraine, - official - Ukraine should ban surrogacy for foreigners, - official - 112 InternationalSurrogacy for foreigners should be banned in Ukraine, - official - Ukraine should ban surrogacy for foreigners, - official  112 International

UNIAN: FSB confirms detention of Ukrainian serviceman close to Crimea border | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice - Kyiv PostUNIAN: FSB confirms detention of Ukrainian serviceman close to Crimea border | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice  Kyiv Post

Denmark, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine - Council of EuropeDenmark, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine  Council of Europe

SURPLUS OF UKRAINE'S CONSOLIDATED BALANCE OF PAYMENT IN APR REACHES $716 MLN - Ukraine open for businessSURPLUS OF UKRAINE'S CONSOLIDATED BALANCE OF PAYMENT IN APR REACHES $716 MLN  Ukraine open for business

Why I'm optimistic Georgia's reforms can change Ukraine - Atlantic CouncilWhy I'm optimistic Georgia's reforms can change Ukraine  Atlantic Council

Ukraine’s Zelensky Finds Battling Corruption Is Harder in Real Life Than It Was on TV - The Wall Street JournalUkraine’s Zelensky Finds Battling Corruption Is Harder in Real Life Than It Was on TV  The Wall Street Journal

Watch this Ukrainian music showcase put on by URGNT - Maclean'sWatch this Ukrainian music showcase put on by URGNT  Maclean's

Ukraine priests comfort the faithful amid pandemic - Yahoo NewsUkraine priests comfort the faithful amid pandemic  Yahoo News

Ukraine Has further Eased Its Coronavirus Restrictions | coronavirus - The National HeraldUkraine Has further Eased Its Coronavirus Restrictions | coronavirus  The National Herald

Dozens of surrogacy babies stranded by coronavirus lockdown in Ukraine, lawmaker says - CNNDozens of surrogacy babies stranded by coronavirus lockdown in Ukraine, lawmaker says  CNN

UPDATE 2-Ukraine wheat offered lowest at Egypt's GASC tender - traders - Reuters AfricaUPDATE 2-Ukraine wheat offered lowest at Egypt's GASC tender - traders  Reuters Africa

Building on Success: Ukraine's New Fight Against COVID-19 - Ukraine - ReliefWebBuilding on Success: Ukraine's New Fight Against COVID-19 - Ukraine  ReliefWeb

Can Saakashvili rescue Ukraine's reform agenda? - Atlantic CouncilCan Saakashvili rescue Ukraine's reform agenda?  Atlantic Council

Diplomats urge Ukrainians in US to avoid crowded places, demonstrations | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice - Kyiv PostDiplomats urge Ukrainians in US to avoid crowded places, demonstrations | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice  Kyiv Post

Trump's G7 invite for Putin will encourage more war - Atlantic CouncilTrump's G7 invite for Putin will encourage more war  Atlantic Council

Ukraine's Overburdened Doctors in Desperate COVID-19 Fight | Time - TIMEUkraine's Overburdened Doctors in Desperate COVID-19 Fight | Time  TIME

The New Top Prosecutor in Ukraine Has Joe Biden in Her Sights - The Daily BeastThe New Top Prosecutor in Ukraine Has Joe Biden in Her Sights  The Daily Beast

Green power companies in Ukraine ask IMF to prevent renewable tariff cuts – media - UNIANGreen power companies in Ukraine ask IMF to prevent renewable tariff cuts – media  UNIAN

Russian gas transit through Ukraine decreases by 46% this year - Ukrinform. Ukraine and world newsRussian gas transit through Ukraine decreases by 46% this year  Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news

Ukraine’s Security Service exposes 2,600 online communities that spread Covid-19 fakes - 112 InternationalUkraine’s Security Service exposes 2,600 online communities that spread Covid-19 fakes  112 International

The Women of Ukraine's Railroads Keep the Trains Running - WIREDThe Women of Ukraine's Railroads Keep the Trains Running  WIRED

Regional Director, Severodonetsk | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice - Kyiv PostRegional Director, Severodonetsk | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice  Kyiv Post

Ukraine Plans Air Force Overhaul - Defense & Security MonitorUkraine Plans Air Force Overhaul  Defense & Security Monitor

Responding to COVID-19 in conflict-affected eastern Ukraine - Ukraine - ReliefWebResponding to COVID-19 in conflict-affected eastern Ukraine - Ukraine  ReliefWeb

Ukraine passes bill to secure Euratom loan : Regulation & Safety - World Nuclear NewsUkraine passes bill to secure Euratom loan : Regulation & Safety  World Nuclear News

Ukraine proposes restriction on CMRs in FCMs - Chemical WatchUkraine proposes restriction on CMRs in FCMs  Chemical Watch

Sales of new passenger cars in Ukraine shrink by 7% in Jan-May - UNIAN-EconomySales of new passenger cars in Ukraine shrink by 7% in Jan-May  UNIAN-Economy

Grants & Contracts Officer | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice - Kyiv PostGrants & Contracts Officer | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice  Kyiv Post

Russian general decries 'provocative' NATO drills near its border - DefenseNews.comRussian general decries 'provocative' NATO drills near its border  DefenseNews.com

Skadden Said to Have Paid $11 Million to Settle Ukraine Dispute - The New York TimesSkadden Said to Have Paid $11 Million to Settle Ukraine Dispute  The New York Times

Hacker arrested in Ukraine for selling billions of stolen credentials - ZDNetHacker arrested in Ukraine for selling billions of stolen credentials  ZDNet

Ukraine to reopen borders with EU countries and Moldova | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice - Kyiv PostUkraine to reopen borders with EU countries and Moldova | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice  Kyiv Post

Controversial Ukrainian judge orders case against Biden | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice - Kyiv PostControversial Ukrainian judge orders case against Biden | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice  Kyiv Post

Ukraine's Hospitals Under Strain, Even With Few Virus Cases - VOA NewsUkraine's Hospitals Under Strain, Even With Few Virus Cases  VOA News

B-1B Bombers Fly With Ukrainian Flankers and MiGs Over The Black Sea For First Time Ever - The DriveB-1B Bombers Fly With Ukrainian Flankers and MiGs Over The Black Sea For First Time Ever  The Drive

UN urges Ukraine to systematize issuance of permits for civilians crossing checkpoints in Donbas - 112 InternationalUN urges Ukraine to systematize issuance of permits for civilians crossing checkpoints in Donbas  112 International

New Bill in Ukraine to Finally Let Crypto Firms Open Bank Accounts - CointelegraphNew Bill in Ukraine to Finally Let Crypto Firms Open Bank Accounts  Cointelegraph

Ukraine's tangled war against coronavirus: What opens on May 11-12 | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice - Kyiv PostUkraine's tangled war against coronavirus: What opens on May 11-12 | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice  Kyiv Post

Ukraine Must Drain Corruption Swamp, Saakashvili Says in Latest Comeback - U.S. News & World ReportUkraine Must Drain Corruption Swamp, Saakashvili Says in Latest Comeback  U.S. News & World Report

This Billionaire Oligarch Is Being Investigated By A US Federal Grand Jury For Alleged Money Laundering - BuzzFeed NewsThis Billionaire Oligarch Is Being Investigated By A US Federal Grand Jury For Alleged Money Laundering  BuzzFeed News

Ukrainian Prosecutors Drafted Documents To Charge Paul Manafort With Corruption. Then The Case Disappeared. - BuzzFeed NewsUkrainian Prosecutors Drafted Documents To Charge Paul Manafort With Corruption. Then The Case Disappeared.  BuzzFeed News

Ukrainian lawmaker found shot dead in his office - ReutersUkrainian lawmaker found shot dead in his office  Reuters

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

Ukraine conflict: Deadly flare-up on eastern front line - BBC NewsUkraine conflict: Deadly flare-up on eastern front line  BBC News

Ukraine: Conflict at the Crossroads of Europe and Russia - Council on Foreign RelationsUkraine: Conflict at the Crossroads of Europe and Russia  Council on Foreign Relations