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".
AmosHochstein, a senior advisor for global energy security at the State Department, said that if Russia has more gas to ship to Europe to ease the continent’s supply crunch, it should do so through existing export pipeline infrastructure, including the ones that transit Ukraine.
A 172 m long Barbados-flagged bulker BC Vanessa, carrying wheat from Bulgaria to Egypt, struck the 300 m long Panama-flagged capesize bulker Benitamou, carrying iron ore from China to Ukraine... Both ships were anchored in safe areas after the accident.
The DFPD is monitoring the prices of edible oils and their availability to consumers. This is especially important to the context of the upcoming festival season in which demand for edible oils will increase ...India imports crude soybean oil mainly from Argentina and Brazil, while crude sunflower oil is shipped from Ukraine, Russia and Argentina ... .
USS Chafee changed course when the two ships were less than 65 yards apart ... 'crude violation' of rules on averting ships collisions ... In June, Russia accused a British destroyer, the Defender, of breaching its territorial waters in the Black Sea, and said it had forced the ship away with warning shots and dropped bombs in its path.
In June, Russia accused a British destroyer, the Defender, of breaching its territorial waters in the Black Sea, and said it had forced the ship away with warning shots and dropped bombs in its path ...London said at the time its ship was operating lawfully in Ukrainian waters.
It is a relationship that has developed over decades, but has more recently been poisoned by the fallout from Moscow’s 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine... And Gazprom has done little to help Europe refill, declining to ship additional supplies via Ukraine beyond what had been secured under long-term contracts.
... through Ukraine if it is to avoid demand curtailments ... 'Assuming Russia will use all of its existing capacity, including via Nord Stream, Yamal-Europe, TurkStream and Ukraine up to the ship-or-pay agreement, we anticipate Europe will need around 58 bcm of storage to meet demand.
“Assuming Russia will use all of its existing capacity, including via Nord Stream, Yamal-Europe, TurkStream and Ukraine up to the ship-or-pay agreement, we anticipate Europe will need around 58 billion m3 of storage to meet demand ... Ukraine above the ship-or-pay agreement.
Moreover, Putin also urged Gazprom, as a gesture of good faith despite his misgivings, to ship gas through Ukraine even though it would be better to turn on other capacity ... The political establishment in Germany was never going to let that happen because under Obama, Davos was running the operation to cleave Ukraine from Russia.