President’s New Year address

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 […]

Ukraine

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 […]

Halych-Volyn Rus

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 […]

Economic Areas

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 […]

Geographical Position

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) […]

Kyiv Rus

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 […]