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".
Russia's former richest man has given a troubling prophesy about the global impact of Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine... Writing in German publication Körber-Stiftung this weekend, Khodorkovsky said that the war in Ukraine has exposed Putin's weaknesses, and now 'his regime is doomed to fail' ... ChechnyaRussiaUkraineRussia-Ukraine.
Bitterly cold weather is gripping regions across Europe this weekend, with travel affected by a winter storm across southern Germany, parts of Austria and Switzerland... In Moldova, four people were reported dead last weekend, with two bodies recovered snowdrift-sunken cars.
Thousands of towns and villages in Moldova, Ukraine and Bulgaria... In Moldova four people were reported dead over the weekend, with two bodies being recovered from cars that had been buried in snowdrifts.
Plus… Ukraine sees the largest single drone strike to date in its war with Russia... But what happens when the temporary truce expires? All this and an update on the war in Ukraine on The Inside Story ... The attack happened over the Thanksgiving weekend ... Russia launched its largest drone strike to date on Ukraine over the weekend.
Senate candidate Christiansen, family, OK after weekend crash ... The candidates met for their first forum last weekend, where US aid to Ukraine was a point of divergence between Moreno – who, like Vance, wants to suspend it – and Dolan, who wants it to continue.
Germany on Wednesday called on Ukraine's supporters to create a "winter shield" over the country to protect it from Russian attacks ... The attack at the weekend involved 75 drones – 71 of which were shot down by Ukraine - in what President Volodymyr Zelenskyy described as “wilful terror”.
... expand beyond the east and south of Ukraine if Russia continues to boost its weapons production and improve military technologies with the help of its allies, Serhii Nayev, commander of the United Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, told ABC News in an interview last weekend.
Almost 6m tons of cargo have been transported in less than three months along the new route which hugs the coastlines of Ukraine, Bulgaria and Romania, according to Zelensky, who over the weekend at a Ukraine grain summit urged for greater aerial and naval aid to ensure merchant ships are safe.
Moscow has activated a network of sleeper spies in Ukraine in the past two months as Putin tries to destabilise society further in the face of military deadlock, Ukraine’s national security adviser has said ... This weekend Russia ... WAR IN UKRAINE ... WAR IN UKRAINE.