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GoCorps is the on-ramp for recent college graduates to use their degree overseas for two years alongside long-term mission teams and projects. GoCorps removes the most common obstacles to global mid-term service by expediting the process, using one common application for multiple organizations and providing $5000 student loan forgiveness. Show Less
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Frontier Horizon’s is an official 501 C 3 non profit that works with orphan children in Ukraine and Nicaragua.
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Pollution is one of the biggest threats to Ukraine’s environment. Industrial manufacturing plants and inefficient automobiles cause widespread air pollution—chemical fertilizers and improper disposal of waste contaminate major rivers. The Chernobyl nuclear accident of 1986 made Ukraine one of the most contaminated areas in the world, with radiation affecting over one-tenth of Ukraine’s land area.1 Some 5.5 million people have been affected by the radiation, with over 1 million people exposed through the consumption of polluted food. Agricultural land will be unsafe to farm for thousands of years, although some of it is still in use. Only 1.6% of Ukraine’s land area is preserved for animal life.2

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1 https://www.britannica.com/place/Ukraine/Plant-and-animal-life#toc30100
2 http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Europe/Ukraine-ENVIRONMENT.html
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Ukraine News

Atlantic Council (blog) 
The main logic behind establishing an anticorruption court is that it is needed to complete a new anticorruption ecosystem, which consists of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office ... See more..
Washington Post 
BRUSSELS — Hungary says it will “block and boycott” all attempts to draw Ukraine more deeply into the European Union unless Kiev changes a new education law that rolls back options for schools to teach lessons in languages other than Ukrainian. See more..
Jewish Telegraphic Agency 
(JTA) — Ukraine unveiled a statue for a nationalist leader who guided a regime that killed tens of thousands of Jews in pogroms during the Russian Revolution. The memorial for Symon Petliura was unveiled Saturday in Vinnitsa, a city in the western ... See more..
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The Hutchinson News 
Ukrainian delegate Yuriy Trubin pulls on the handles of a weight machine in the weight room of the Sports Arena during a tour Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. The delegation of 6 young Ukrainian are focusing on civic education in secondary schools while visiting ... See more..
IHS Jane's 360 
Turkey's military electronics company Aselsan has signed an agreement with an unidentified customer based in Ukraine to supply communication systems worth USD43.6 million, according to a company statement sent to the Public Disclosure Platform (KAP) ... See more..
Forward 
(JTA) — Ukraine unveiled a statue for a nationalist leader who guided a regime that killed tens of thousands of Jews in pogroms during the Russian Revolution. The memorial for Symon Petliura was unveiled Saturday in Vinnitsa, a city in the western ... See more..
Daily Mail 
An entrepreneur has set up a dating club to help 'exceptional' bachelors from the Far East find Ukrainian girlfriends through monthly speed-dating events. China-born Kharkiv-based Mei Aisi, 35, became an internet sensation in his motherland after ... See more..
Newsweek 
As Kiev's anti-corruption reformers continue their uphill struggle, they face increasingly strong resistance from law enforcement agencies. On October 11, as Olga Stefanyshyna, the executive director of Patients of Ukraine, was heading to work, she ... See more..
Haaretz 
Israel will now be able to reject Ukrainian citizens' asylum requests more rapidly because of new guidelines from the Population and Immigration Authority, which deem Ukraine a safe state. The guidelines, which go into effect on Tuesday, come after a ... See more..
RT 
It is the first monument to Petliura in Ukraine, which previously only had a bust erected in the capital, Kiev, and a memorial sign in Poltava. Petliura fought for Ukraine's independence from Soviet Russia, following the October Revolution of 1917 ... See more..
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Geography

Eastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Poland, Romania, and Moldova in the west and Russia in the east
Area

Total 603,550 sq km
Land 579,330 sq km
Water 24,220 sq km

Climate

temperate continental; Mediterranean only on the southern Crimean coast; precipitation disproportionately distributed, highest in west and north, lesser in east and southeast; winters vary from cool along the Black Sea to cold farther inland; summers are warm across the greater part of the country, hot in the south
Natural Resources

iron ore, coal, manganese, natural gas, oil, salt, sulfur, graphite, titanium, magnesium, kaolin, nickel, mercury, timber, arable land ;
Natural Hazards

NA
Current Environmental Issues

inadequate supplies of potable water; air and water pollution; deforestation; radiation contamination in the northeast from 1986 accident at Chornobyl' Nuclear Power Plant

Demographics

Nationality
Ukrainian
Population
44,573,205 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups
Languages
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Finances

After Russia, the Ukrainian republic was the most important economic component of the former Soviet Union, producing about four times the output of the next-ranking republic. Its fertile black soil generated more than one-fourth of Soviet agricultural output, and its farms provided substantial quantities of meat, milk, grain, and vegetables to other republics. Likewise, its diversified heavy industry supplied the unique equipment (for example, large diameter pipes) and raw materials to industrial and mining sites (vertical drilling apparatus) in other regions of the former USSR. Shortly after independence in August 1991, the Ukrainian Government liberalized most prices and erected a ...See More legal framework for privatization, but widespread resistance to reform within the government and the legislature soon stalled reform efforts and led to some backtracking. Output by 1999 had fallen to less than 40% of the 1991 level. Ukraine's dependence on Russia for energy supplies and the lack of significant structural reform have made the Ukrainian economy vulnerable to external shocks. Ukraine depends on imports to meet about three-fourths of its annual oil and natural gas requirements and 100% of its nuclear fuel needs. After a two-week dispute that saw gas supplies cutoff to Europe, Ukraine agreed to 10-year gas supply and transit contracts with Russia in January 2009 that brought gas prices to "world" levels. The strict terms of the contracts have further hobbled Ukraine's cash-strapped state gas company, Naftohaz. Outside institutions - particularly the IMF - have encouraged Ukraine to quicken the pace and scope of reforms to foster economic growth. Ukrainian Government officials eliminated most tax and customs privileges in a March 2005 budget law, bringing more economic activity out of Ukraine's large shadow economy, but more improvements are needed, including fighting corruption, developing capital markets, and improving the legislative framework. Ukraine's economy was buoyant despite political turmoil between the prime minister and president until mid-2008. Real GDP growth exceeded 7% in 2006-07, fueled by high global prices for steel - Ukraine's top export - and by strong domestic consumption, spurred by rising pensions and wages. A drop in steel prices and Ukraine's exposure to the global financial crisis due to aggressive foreign borrowing lowered growth in 2008. Ukraine reached an agreement with the IMF for a $16.4 billion Stand-By Arrangement in November 2008 to deal with the economic crisis, but the program quickly stalled due to the Ukrainian Government's lack of progress in implementing reforms. The economy contracted nearly 15% in 2009, among the worst economic performances in the world. In April 2010, Ukraine negotiated a price discount on Russian gas imports in exchange for extending Russia's lease on its naval base in Crimea. In August 2010, Ukraine, under the YANUKOVYCH Administration, reached a new agreement with the IMF for a $15.1 billion Stand-By Agreement. Economic growth resumed in 2010 and 2011, buoyed by exports. After initial disbursements, the IMF program stalled in early 2011 due to the Ukrainian Government's lack of progress in implementing key gas sector reforms, namely gas tariff increases. Economic growth slowed in the second half of 2012 with Ukraine finishing the year in technical recession following two consecutive quarters of negative growth. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$340.7 billion (2012 est.); $340.2 billion (2011 est.); $323.4 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

9.9% of GDP (2012 est.); 14.5% of GDP (2011 est.); 16.3% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

grain, sugar beets, sunflower seeds, vegetables; beef, milk
Industries

coal, electric power, ferrous and nonferrous metals, machinery and transport equipment, chemicals, food processing