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".
KYIV -- Kyiv and Moscow traded blame on Monday for the weekend shelling of Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear complex amid ... Ukraine blamed Russia for weekend attacks around the complex, which is still being run by Ukrainian technicians.
Ukrainian infantry fighters at a frontline trench position just 200 yards from Russian forces near Pokrovske in Ukraine’s Dnipro region ... Ukraine reported intense Russian shelling across the frontlines on Tuesday. The latest report comes as both sides in the conflict have traded blame for the weekend strike on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear complex.
Ukraine has reported intense Russian shelling across the frontlines this morning, as both sides traded blame for the weekend strike on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear complex, which triggered international concern about a potential atomic disaster ... Ukraine's forces are moving very successfully ... Ukraine may end up encircling them," he said.
Russia’s foreign ministry said it too favoured an IAEA visit, which it accused Ukraine of blocking while trying to “take Europe hostage” by shelling the plant.Ukraine blamed Russia for weekend attacks around the complex, which is still being run by ...
Ukraine reported intense Russian shelling across the frontlines on Tuesday as both sides traded blame for the weekend strike on the nuclear complex which triggered international concern about a potential atomic disaster ... Ukraine's forces are moving very successfully ... Ukraine may end up encircling them," he said.
The Pentagon announced Monday $1 billion in fresh military aid for Ukraine, including additional precision missiles for the Himars system that have helped Kyiv's forces attack Russian troops far behind the front lines ... Separately, the World Bank announced Monday $4.5 billion in aid for Ukraine paid for by the United States ... Ukraine.
Russian forces struck areas in Ukraine's east and south over the weekend, local officials said, as signs mounted that both sides were readying for a counteroffensive in the southern part of the country ... Britain's Ministry of Defense said over the weekend that Russian forces were ...
The World Bank on Monday announced it was mobilizing another $4.5 billion in financial support for war-torn Ukraine... "Ukraine needs continued government services, including health, education, and social protection to prevent further deterioration in living conditions and poverty," World BankPresidentDavid Malpass said.
(Reuters) – Russia continued to focus on reinforcing its defences in southern Ukraine over the weekend, while also maintaining attacks on Kyiv’s positions in the Donetsk region in the east, Britain said on Monday.
Kyiv said two Russian warships armed with Kalibr cruise missiles are poised for battle off Ukraine’s Black Sea coast. Meanwhile, international concern persisted over the weekend shelling of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant over the potential for a disaster at Europe’s largest atomic facility.
Technically therefore a military installation, it is covered by a French ban on Russian nationals entering army territory that was issued after Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February ... Since Moscow sent troops into Ukraine in February, France has taken in some 100,000Ukrainian refugees, government figures show ... Ukraine.
Both Kyiv and Moscow blamed the other for weekend attacks around the complex, which is still being run by Ukrainian technicians. Ukraine said three radiation sensors were damaged and two workers injured by shrapnel ... .