Ukraine – is a country of Central and Eastern Europe. Ukraine is a unitary state and a parliamentary-presidential republic. It consists 24 regions.
Ukraine borders with Poland, Slovakia, Russia, Belarus, Hungary, Romania and Moldova.
The capital of Ukraine is Kyiv.
The currency – hryvnia (UAH).
The largest river is Dnipro.
The largest mountain are Carpathians.
Territory - 603.7 thousand sq. km.
Population - 42 mln.
Ukraine is a member of The United Nations, the Council of Europe, UNESCO and almost 40 influential international organizations, programs and projects - such as the World Bank for Reconstruction and Development, International Monetary Fund, the International Labour Organization, World Trade Organization and others.
Natural resources: iron ore, coal, manganese, nickel, uranium, oil, gas and others.
Industry: metallurgy, mechanical engineering and instrumentation, aerospace, mining, processing, chemical and pharmaceutical and other industries.
Climate: temperate continental. In Ukraine there are 4 distinct seasons: autumn - from September to November, winter - from December to February, spring - from March to May, summer - from June to August. The daily t ° in January is - 7 ° C, in July + 24 ° C.
National dishes:
Borsch - one of the most popular dishes in Ukraine, there are 3 kinds of borsch: red, oxalic, cold.
Vareniki - boiled dough with different fillings - a traditional Ukrainian dish.
Salo - healthy, delicious and satisfying food.
Holubtsi - a dish prepared with fresh leaves of cabbage and filling of meat, rice or millet or corn cereal, potatoes, beans, mushrooms, onions, carrots and spices.

Public holidays:
January 1 - New Year;
January 7 - Christmas;
January 22 - Day of Conciliarity of Ukraine
March 8 - International Women's Day;
Spring - Easter;
1 and 2 May - International Workers' Day;
May 9 - Victory Day;
June 12 - Trinity;
June 28 - Day of Constitution of Ukraine;
August 24 - Independence Day of Ukraine;
October 14 - Day of Defender of Ukraine;
December 25 - Catholic Christmas in Ukraine.