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Information from the Foreign Office about your trip to Ukraine:

Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe with around 43 million inhabitants. After Russia, it has the second largest territory in Europe. Ukraine borders Russia to the northeast and east, Belarus to the north, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary to the west, Romania and Moldova to the southwest, and the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov to the south.

In December 1991, Ukraine gained its independence following the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The vast majority of the population speaks both Ukrainian and Russian languages. The proportion of Russians in Ukrainian territory is around 18%. The country's official currency is called hryvnia, where 1 euro is equivalent to around 31 UAH.

With 57% of its territory, Ukraine has the highest proportion of top-quality arable land in the world, making it the seventh largest grain producer in the world.

The country's largest cities include Kiev, Kharkiv, Odessa, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Zaporozhye and Lviv.

The capital of Ukraine is Kiev, located on the Dnieper River, with almost three million inhabitants. Kiev is the largest city in the country and the economic and tourist center. The city, with its many historical sights, is the cultural center of Ukraine, along with Lviv and Odessa.

Because of its many churches and monasteries, Kiev has often been referred to as the “Jerusalem of the East” since the Middle Ages.

The main sights of Kiev include the Caves Monastery, St. Sophia Cathedral, the Assumption Cathedral, the National Historical Museum, the Monument to Vladimir the Saint, the Monument to the Cossack Hetman, the building of the Kiev City Council, the Great Capital Boulevard, the Andreassteig, Maidan - the main square of the city, the Independence Monument of Ukraine, the Monument to Friendship of Peoples, the Mother Homeland Statue, St. Nikolai, the Golden Gate, the St. Andrew's Church and the St. Michael's Monastery.

The city of Odessa, located on the Black Sea, is the country's most important port city with over a million inhabitants. The landmark of Odessa is the Potemkin Stairs from the old town to the harbor. The Panteleimon Monastery, the Odessa Opera House and the Kinsky Palace are among the city's other tourist attractions. Odessa is very popular with beach tourists, especially in summer, and attracts thousands of tourists.

My only visit to Ukraine so far was in Lviv in June 2012, on the occasion of the European Football Championship. I spent two very nice and inexpensive days in this beautiful city, with a lot of fun and lots of culture.

The historic old town of Lviv is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and is characterized by numerous impressive buildings. Unique in the world are buildings from the Renaissance, Classicism, Baroque and Art Nouveau in the immediate vicinity. The market square, Galician Square, St. George's Cathedral, the town hall, the main station reception building and numerous churches and cathedrals are among the city's most important tourist destinations.

In the near future I will travel to the capital Kiev, because I still miss it as the only capital in Europe.