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 says it is investigating more than 21,000 war crimes and crimes of aggression allegedly committed by Russia since the start of its invasion ... Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February ... This was an apparent reference to Ukraine's territories occupied by Russian troops ... War in Ukraine.
Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko, a long-time Putin ally, supports Russia's war in Ukraine. He said over the weekend that it was time for Europe to face a "moral cleansing," Belta reported. He also claimed, without evidence, that Ukraine was escalating tensions with Belarus.
It also said Russian forces destroyed two ammunition depots storing rockets for the HIMARS near the frontline in a village south of Kramatorsk in Ukraine’s Donetsk region – the main focus for Russian troops following the capture of Luhansk over the weekend ... Ukraine had received ...
Western officials have said the sustainability of Russia’s attacks on Ukraine is “challenging”, but described the impact on their munitions and morale as “remarkable”. Officials said the capture of Lysychansk over the weekend meant Russia had made “genuine headway” against the ...
Natalie Mordovtseva had an eventful weekend celebrating the Fourth of July...Happily Ever After? star is happy to be in America after spending her life in Ukraine, and she celebrated the country’s independence over the weekend ... She currently resides in Florida and is living her best life as she enjoyed the Fourth of July weekend in style.
The attack is part of an inch-by-inch offensive into the province of Donetsk now that Luhansk, another province that Moscow has sought to capture in eastern Ukraine, fell over the weekend into Russia’s grasp ... Boreyko’s wife and two daughters were already waiting in western Ukraine ... Russia Ukraine Crisis ... Russia-Ukraine War NewsLive Updates.
Sky News host Paul Murray has slammed prime minister Anthony Albanese (pictured here with Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelenskiy) for spending time overseas ... 'You would have thought the opportunity to go to Ukraine would have been cut short because yet again there are once in a century floods happening right now around the country.'.
Wade overturning Longview's Go 4th brings parade, classic cars and dedication to historical log arches July Fourth weekend ... KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — The governor of the last remaining eastern province partly under Ukraine's control urged his more than 350,000 residents to flee as Russian troops escalated their offensive.
PARIS (AP) — French Prime MinisterElisabethBorne vowed Wednesday to boost jobs, cut taxes, support purchasing power, tackle climate issues and help France better face the consequences of the war in Ukraine — including by nationalizing electricity giant EDF... “The war in Ukraine, at Europe’s doors, reminds us how peace is fragile.
Fox News contributor Ted Williams called it “unbelievable but not shocking,” and urged the city to do something, namely to loosen supposed restrictions on police officers and let them “do their jobs.” Williams went on to say there were maybe more people shot in Chicago over the holiday weekend than in Ukraine.
... ride Law enforcement agencies partner to keep drivers, boaters safe over July weekend WATCH NOW ... Russia's war in Ukraine has abruptly drawn millions of dollars away from other crises and Somalia, facing a food shortage largely driven by the war, might be the most vulnerable.
The former prime minister blamed the United States of conspiring to oust him with the help of opposition parties in the country over his Moscow visit during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine... During the weekend, another veteran journalist and critic of the army, Ayaz Amir, was ...