The territory of modern Ukraine has been inhabited since 32,000 BC. During the Middle Ages, the area was a key centre of East Slavic culture, with the powerful state of Kievan Rus' forming the basis of Ukrainian identity. Following its fragmentation in the 13th century, the territory was contested, ruled and divided by a variety of powers, including Lithuania, Poland, the Ottoman Empire, Austria-Hungary, and Russia. A Cossack republic emerged and prospered during the 17th and 18th centuries, but its territory was eventually split between Poland and the Russian Empire, and later submerged fully into Russia. Two brief periods of independence occurred during the 20th century, once near the end of World War I and another during World War II, but both occasions would ultimately see Ukraine's territories conquered and consolidated into a Soviet republic, a situation that persisted until 1991, when Ukraine gained its independence from the Soviet Union in the aftermath of its dissolution at the end of the Cold War.
A wine culture existed in today's Ukraine. Wine cultivation is in the northern part of the country (around Kiev and Chernihiv), dating back to the 11th century. Since 2000 the production as well as the export of the wines increased rapidly.
Ukraine (sports society) is a physical culture and sports association of Ukraine.
At the end of eighties (1987) the former sports associations of trade unions "Avanhard", "Burevestnik", "Vodnik", "Zenit", "Kolos", "Lokomotiv", and "Spartak" were united into the All-Union volunteer physical culture and sports association of trade unions (VDFSTP). After several years "Kolos" has separated from it and in 1991 VDFSTP was reorganized into the sports association of trade unions "Ukraine".
Ukraine is highlighting that it is reaching four months since it announced the reopening of its shipping corridor on the Black Sea to maintain exports which are vital to its economy ... They also said that 226 ships have entered Ukraine’s ports with 31 loading as of the report and another 30 following the corridor in both directions.
The UN warned on Wednesday that Russia’s intensified assaults on Ukraine are posing significant risks to the country’s grain export capacity ... Zelenskyy address cancelled as White House pushes for Ukraine aid ... Russia has since threatened to attack ships leaving or arriving at ports controlled by Ukraine.
At sea,(in addition to Pearl Harbor losses), the British lost two ships to mines; four died ... In total, the raid sank or damaged 8 battleships, 3 cruisers, 3 destroyers, 1 anti-aircraft training ship, 1 minelayer; destroyed 188 aircraft; and killed 2,459 (57 of which were civilian) and wounded 1,282 (35 of which were civilian).
Ukraine's army relies on volunteer military ... Anatoliy Akulov, who runs the Ukraine in Armor charity fund, which ships both military and humanitarian aid, said haulage costs from Poland to Ukraine, normally $1,700-2,300 per container, spiked to around $5,000 in November.
However, international underwriters have largely pulled out from offering such policies in Ukraine following Russia's invasion and heavily scaled back business in Israel since its conflict with Hamas, industry sources told Reuters ... "You can't get anything in Ukraine at this point in time.
ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine — Soldiers in the 47th Separate MechanizedBrigade waited for nightfall before piling — nervous but confident — into their U.S.-provided Bradley Fighting Vehicles. It was June 7 and Ukraine’s long-awaited counteroffensive was about to begin ... Valery Zaluzhny, Ukraine’s top commander, had seen enough.
ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine - Soldiers in the 47th Separate MechanizedBrigade waited for nightfall before piling - nervous but confident - into their U.S.-provided Bradley Fighting Vehicles. It was June 7 and Ukraine’s long-awaited counteroffensive was about to begin ... Valery Zaluzhny, Ukraine’s top commander, had seen enough.
The rape and carnage in Sudan don’t get as much attention as the chaos in the Middle East or Ukraine, but they should ... Meest warehouse is full of humanitarian aid ready to be shipped to help the relief effort in Ukraine ... type of disasters we see in Israel, Gaza, Ukraine, and Sudan.