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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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Ukraine's current environmental situation is dire.1 The nuclear reaction known as the Chernobyl 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.2 Some 5.5 million people have been affected by the radiation, with over one million people exposed through the consumption of polluted food.3 In many parts of the country, the water supply is highly polluted by industrial chemicals.4 Air pollution is also a significant problem in Ukraine, and only 1.6% of Ukraine's land area is preserved for animal life.5

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1http://content.time.com/time/specials/2007/article/0,28804,1661031_1661028_1661023,00.html
2 Ibid
3 Ibid
4 http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Europe/Ukraine-ENVIRONMENT.html
5 Ibid
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Ukraine News

CBS News 
Wired magazine takes an in-depth look at a years-long string of cyberattacks in Ukraine​ that could have implications for the U.S.. See more..
CBS News 
June 23, 2017, 8:33 AM | In its July cover story, Wired magazine takes an in-depth look at a years-long string of cyberattacks in Ukraine that could have global implications. Andy Greenberg, who reported the story, and Wired editor-in-chief Nicholas ... See more..
Florida Times-Union 
When Ukraine declared its independence from the crumbling Soviet Union in 1991, the new constitution provided that such newspapers would be owned by three “co-founders:” the district administrator (delegated from the president of Ukraine), the elected ... See more..
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U.S. News & World Report 
While the situations are not entirely analogous, Ukraine today is a divided country as a conflict continues in the East. The costs of this fighting have been steep, with tens of thousand killed, millions displaced and billions in lost property and ... See more..
New York Times 
While the visa waiver for Ukrainians is the largest shift of the kind for former Soviet countries, most of Ukraine's 45 million people cannot afford to go on vacation abroad. Citizens of Georgia and Moldova already qualified for short-term visa-free ... See more..
Irish Examiner 
Westmeath southpaw Joe Ward is on course for his third European title in Kharkiv, Ukraine, but Antrim's Brendan Irvine and Kurt Walker had to settle for bronze after losing their semi-finals yesterday. Ward, the defending champion and No 1 seed in the ... See more..
The Guardian 
“If the Russians seek an end to these sanctions, they know very well the US position,” she added, saying that Moscow would have to abide fully by the Minsk agreement for resolving the conflict in Ukraine and “end its occupation” of Crimea. See more..
Washington Post 
As President Trump greeted his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, on Tuesday at the White House, he made an unfortunate slip. “It's a great honor to be with President Poroshenko of the Ukraine,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office, “a place ... See more..
NPR 
Wired's Andy Greenberg says Ukraine has been the victim of a "cyber-assault unlike any the world has ever seen." Cybersecurity experts think Russia is perfecting attacks that could be used on the U.S.. TERRY GROSS, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry ... See more..
Xinhua 
KIEV, June 23 (Xinhua) -- The chiefs of 36 major Chinese and Ukrainian universities held a roundtable forum here on Friday to discuss cooperation in higher education and share their experiences. The discussion, which was held at the Kiev Taras ... 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.)
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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