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Autonomous Republic of Crimea Autonomous republic of Ukraine
Chernivtsi Oblast Oblast
Chornohora Mountain Range
Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Oblast
Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast Oblast
Kiev City
Kuziy-Trybushany Forest
Kyiv Oblast Oblast
Lviv Oblast Oblast
Maramarosh Forest
Odessa Oblast Oblast
Sevastopol, UA City
Struve Geodetic Arc in Ukraine Civil Marker
Svydovets Mountain Range
Ternopil Oblast Oblast
Uholka Shyrikyi Luh Forest
Uzhanskyi National Nature Park Forest
Zakarpattia Oblast Oblast


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2022/03/01 Kamala Harris Vice President Ukraine is a country in Europe. It exists next to another country called Russia.... Russia is a powerful country. Russia decided to invade a smaller country called Ukraine. So, basically, that's wrong, and it goes against everything that we stand for.- KH
2024/03/05 John Kerry US Climate Czar If Russia ... make(s) a greater effort to reduce emissions. Maybe that would open up the door for people to feel better about what Russia is choosing to do at this point in time. - US Climate Czar John Kerry on day 745 of Russia's invasion of Ukraine Climate Change

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Armavir Sausage Meat Sausage Armavir is a semi-smoked sausage.
Blood Sausage Cruor Sausage Krov'janka is Ukrainian blood sausage.
Borscht Sour Soup Borscht is a sour soup made from red beets.
Bryndza Cheese Bryndza is a creamy, sheep milk, cheese popular around the Carpathian Mountains.
Budz Cheese Budz is a smoked Hutsul cheese from western Ukraine.
Chicken Kiev Entree Chicken Kiev is a breaded chicken cutlet filled with herb butter.
Doktorskaya kolbasa Meat Sausage Doktorskaya kolbasa is a Russian bologna sausage popular across Eastern Europe.
Gurka Zakarpattya Sausage Offal Sausage Gurka is a Ukrainian sausage made from ground pig lungs and liver.
Hrudka Cheese Hrudka is a simple custard cheese popular at Easter.
Hutsul Bryndza Cheese The city of Rakhiv host the Hutsul Bryndza Festival in the summer.
Hutsul Vurda Cheese Hutsul Vurda is a sweet cheese from the Carpathian valleys.
Kabanos Meat Sausage Ukrainians have adopted Kabanos.
Kendyukh Sausage Offal Sausage Kendyukh Sausage is a pork offal sausage seasoned with garlic.
Kielbasa Jalowcowa Meat Sausage Kielbasa Jalowcowa is a pork sausage flavored with juniper berries.
Mysliwska Sausage Meat Sausage Hunter's Sausage is popular in Ukraine.
Odesa Sausage Cured Sausage Odesa Sausage is a Ukrainian kielbasa.
Pashtetivka Offal Sausage Pashtetivka is Ukrainian Liverwurst.
Paska Bread Paska is a Ukrainian Easter bread.
Pluck Sausage Offal Sausage Sausage made from the nonmuscular parts of an animal are popular in Ukraine.
Polissya Water Chestnut Nut Polissya is swampy region in Ukraine and Belarus.
Syrniki Pancake Syrniki are sweet, cheesy pancakes from Russia.
Tvorog Cheese Twarog, or Syr, is a popular farmer's cheese in Ukraine.
Ukrainian Kovbasa Meat Sausage Ukrainian Kovbasa is a pork and beef sausage flavored with a spicy vodka.
Ukrainskyi firmovyi Cheese Ukrainskyi firmovyi is classic mild yellow cheese with a rich taste.
Vurda Cheese Vurda is from the Carpathian valleys.
Weissbier Etalon Beer Weissbier Etalon is a Hefeweizen style beer from Ukraine.

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Physiographic FeaturesTypeAsNotedIn
Beskids Mountain System
Carpathian Biosphere Reserve Forest
Eastern Beskids Mountain System
Eastern Carpathians Physiographic Section
Polonynian Beskids Mountain System
Wooded Beskids Mountain System

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Eastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Poland, Romania, and Moldova in the west and Russia in the east - The World Factbook

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Particulars for Ukraine:
Locale Type Nation

Demonym: Ukrainian
Corruption Perceptions Index - 2014, Transparency International: 142

History »

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, Ukraine's parliament, the Rada, approved a vote of no-confidence prompting Yuliya TYMOSHENKO to resign from her post as prime minister. Ukraine held Rada elections, widely condemned as fraudulent by Western observers, in October 2012 returning a YANUKOVUYCH-aligned Party of Regions-led government back to power. - The World Factbook

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