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Ukraine, as an independent sovereign state, was proclaimed on August 24th, 1991, within the boundaries of the former Ukrainian SSR, which ceased to exist with the break-up of the Soviet Union. Ukraine has common borders with Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Belarus and the Russian Federation. Among European countries Ukraine is singled out by as many as 400 rivers, most of which flow into the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. The main and the largest waterway of the country is the Dnipro River, which divides the country into the Right-bank and the Left-bank Ukraine.

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Great Kobzar and servants of the people of Ukraine
Taras Hryhorovych Shevchenko
Taras Hryhorovych Shevchenko
Great Kobzar
Petro Poroshenko
Petro Poroshenko
President of Ukraine
Andriy Parubiy
Andriy Parubiy
Parliament Speaker of Ukraine
Volodymyr Groysman
Volodymyr Groysman
Prime Minister of Ukraine

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  • President’s New Year address

    Dear fellow Ukrainians! The fifteenth year of the XXI century goes down in history. We withstood and saved the country. Not only older did we become, but also wiser and stronger. And what is the most important – we became more united as a nation, Ukrainian nation. Strongly as never before do we feel the […]

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    Congratulation of the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk on the New Year and Christmas

    Dear Ukrainian families! A year has passed. The year of our shared experiences, shared success, struggles and victories. The year of our advancement. Each following year is a year of hopes and desires, a year of confidence in the future. The greatest value of Ukraine is us, Ukrainians, it’s our families, our parents and children. […]

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  • Verkhovna Rada Chairperson Volodymyr Groysman congratulates Ukraine on New Year’s Day

    Dear compatriots! I sincerely congratulate you on New Year’s Day and Christmas! During these beautiful holidays our hearts are filled with magic and new hopes. The 2015 was the year of complicated changes on the way to the European future of our state. Far not everything was perfect, however, changes are never simple. Despite all […]

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    Ukraine

    Ukraine, as an independent sovereign state, was proclaimed on August 24th, 1991, within the boundaries of the former Ukrainian SSR, which ceased to exist with the break-up of the Soviet Union. Ukraine has common borders with Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Belarus and the Russian Federation. Most of Ukraine’s territory lies on the Eastern-European Plain […]

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  • Halych-Volyn Rus

    After the fall of Kyiv Rus the principalities of Halych and Volodymyr-Volynskyi grew and prospered in Western Ukraine. In 1199 they were united by Prince Roman Mstyslavovych, a gifted military leader into the Halych-Volyn Principality. His successor Prince Daniel (Danylo) of Halych (1228—1264) continued his father’s work, further strengthening his state. He defended tits independence […]

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    Economic Areas

    Ukraine can be divided into three economic areas: Southwestern, Donets-Dnipro and Southern. The Southwestern Economic Area has a high population density, a dense network of roads and railways. This places the area in a favourable position with supplies of metals and fuel for its machine-building plants and the shipping of products to consumers. The larg­est […]

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  • Geographical Position

    Ukraine is a rich farming, industrial and mining region in south­eastern Europe. Its population is about 47 mln people. The capital of Ukraine is Kyiv. Ukraine covers about 603,700 sq km (233,100 sq mi) being larg­er than any country in Western Europe. From east to west Ukraine stretches for more than 1300 km (800 mi) […]

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    Kyiv Rus

    The Paleolithic early Stone Age bears witness to human presence on the territory of present-day Ukraine. One of the planet’s oldest human settlements, separated from our time by 800,000 years, was unearthed in the territory of present-day Ukraine near Korol`ove, a village in Transcarpathia. In 1899 the world came to know about the Trypillia culture […]

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  • Crimea

    The Autonomous Republic of Crimea is a relatively new territorial addition to Ukraine, which was transferred under the jurisdiction of the Ukrainian SSR by the Russian Federation in 1954, an unprecedented act in the world’s history. The Autonomous Republic of Crimea is located on a peninsula on the northern coast of the Black Sea. The […]

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    Chernihiv Region

    The Chernihiv Region, one of the largest and oldest in Ukraine, was formally established in 1932, bordering on Belarus and the Russian Federation. It lies on the Pre-Dnipro Lowland or Chernihiv Polissia; whereas its north-eastern part, i.e. Nov-horod-Siversky Polissia, stretches across the spurs of Sered-nyoruske Upland, and its south-eastern part lies on the Poltava Plains. […]

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  • Chernivtsi Region

    The Chernivtsi Region or Bukovyna, which was formed in 1940, is Ukraine’s smallest administrative region, bordering on Romania and Moldova in the south. The varied geographic profile of the region includes the Northern Podillia Upland, the Central Chernivtsi Upland, and the Pokuttia-Bukovyna Carpathians in the South-West. The intricately carved, canyon-like Dnistro valley, together with the […]

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    Cherkasy Region

    The Cherkasy Region or Cherkaschyna is the smallest region in Central Ukraine, created in 1954 to comprise chunks of the Kyiv and Poltava regions. The right-bank area lies on the Pre-Dnipro Upland with a great number of deep and branched river valleys. Left-bank Cherkaschyna lies in the Pre-Dnipro Lowland, an undulating, slightly terraced plain. The […]

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  • Khmelnytsky Region

    Khmelnytsky Region is the oldest oblast in Western Ukraine, formally created in 1937. This flat terrain lies in the Polissian Lowland in the south, Volynian Upland in the south-west, Pre-Dnipro Upland in the centre, and Podillian Upland in the north. On the lands of Khmelnychchyna flow headwaters of the rivers of Horyn, Sluch and the […]

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    Kherson Region

    Kherson Region is the youngest region in southern Ukraine, formed in 1944 in the low waters of the Dnipro River. Pry-chornomorska Lowland, where the region is situated, is a plain slightly tilted southward about 100 meters above sea level. The region is divided into two parts by the Dnipro valley, where in 1958 the largest […]

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  • Kharkiv Region

    Kharkiv Region, formed in 1932, is the oldest and largest region of Eastern Ukraine, which borders on the Russian Federation in the north. Most of the region lies within the Pre-Dnipro Lowland in the east, and in the north-east it partly lies in the spurs of Middle Russian Upland. The area is a low hilled […]

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    Ternopil Region

    The Ternopil Region, or Ternopilschyna, was established in 1939 when the province was attached to the lands of the Ukrainian SSR. Cut by the Dnistro (Dniester) River valley in the south, the Podillia Upland forms most of the territory of this agricultural region. The region is characterized by the diversity of its natural conditions. It […]

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  • Sumy Region

    Administratively formed in 1939, Sumy Region, which borders on the Russian Federation in the north and in the east, is the ‘youngest’ of ten Northern Ukrainian regions. The western part of it lies in the Pre-Dnipro Lowland, whereas the eastern part covers the spurs of the Middle Russian Upland. The largely flat or low-hilled surface […]

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    Rivne Region

    The Rivne Region, which lies in the west of Ukraine and borders on Belarus in the north, was formed in 1939 with the unification of ethnically Ukrainian lands in the then Ukrainian SSR. The northern parts of the region lie on the Polissia Lowland, a loess flatland with scattered low hills, whereas the southern parts […]

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  • Poltava Region

    The Poltava Region, which was formed administratively in 1937, lies in central Left-bank Ukraine on the Dre-Dnipro Lowland, which gradually slants towards the Dnipro in broad terraces. The most elevated part of the region is on the Poltava plain. The Dnipro’s southern left-bank terraces, as well the Dnipro Creek, are now covered by the waters […]

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    Odesa Region

    Formed in 1932 in the south-west of the country, the Odesa Region borders on Romania, Moldova and the unrecognized Pre-Dniester Republic. The terrain is mostly steppe or forested plains that constitute the Prychornomorya Lowland, slanting south-westward by about 150 m and carved by rivers and estuaries. Along the coastline, as the Prychornomorya plain meets the […]

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