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Ukraine (Ukrainian: Україна, translit. Ukrayina; Ukrainian pronunciation: [ukrɑˈjinɑ]), sometimes called the Ukraine, is a country in Eastern Europe. Excluding Crimea, Ukraine has a population of about 42.5 million, making it the 32nd most populous country in the world.
Relief. Ukraine occupies the southwestern portion of the Russian Plain (East European Plain). The country consists almost entirely of level plains at an average elevation of 574 feet (175 metres) above sea level.
Men aged 16-60 will be turned away, Ukraine says, while there are reports of women also being stopped from crossing the border
Big, diverse and largely undiscovered, Ukraine is one of Europe’s last genuine travel frontiers, a nation rich in colourful tradition, warm-hearted people and off-the-map experiences.
From mainland Ukraine, the Crimean Peninsula extends southward, bordered on the west by the Black Sea and on the east by the Sea of Azov. Stretching across the peninsula is a network of shallow, marshy inlets sprawling over roughly 2,600 sq km (1,000 sq mi).
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Ukraine, one of the largest countries in Europe, is a unitary semi-presidential republic, having achieved its independence with the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991.
#ThisDay on July 16, 1990, the Declaration of State Sovereignty of #Ukraine was adopted. It was a decisive step towards Ukraine´s independence.
After months of protests, Ukraine's controversial president fled, and now Russia occupies the Crimea ...
Exercise increased caution in Ukraine due to crime and civil unrest. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.
Ukraine's official currency is the hryvnia (₴, UAH), and you will certainly need it to purchase goods.Currency exchange points that exchange Euros, US dollars, Russian rubles and British pounds are very common in cities, and the exchange rate is usually very fair (except in Kyiv, where the exchange rate is higher compared to other cities).
Prehistoric Ukraine, as part of the Pontic steppe, has played an important role in Eurasian cultural contacts, including the spread of the Chalcolithic, the Bronze Age, Indo-European expansion and the domestication of the horse.