Russian President Vladimir Putin sent soldiers to Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk and Lugansk regions shortly after Russia recognized the independence of the two Ukrainian regions.
Consequently, the UK, US, EU and NATO have imposed sanctions on Russia.
Below is a detailed illustration and description of where Ukraine is located on the map, its neighboring countries, and how many people live in Ukraine who could potentially be affected if a full invasion were to occur.
Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe; the surrounding countries are Russia, Poland, Belarus, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova.
It has a coastline with the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea.
Ukraine is the second largest country in Europe after Russia when it comes to size at around 233,062 square miles.
The country was previously part of the Soviet Union after joining the country after World War II.
Ukraine became independent as a result of the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991.
What is the capital of Ukraine?
The capital city is Kyiv, formerly Kiev; its traditional Ukrainian pronunciation is “KEE-eve” despite the common pronunciation of “KEE-yev”.
It is situated in the north of the country, near the border with Belarus, along the Dnieper River.
The name is derived from Kyi, one of the four founders of Ukraine.
What is the population of Ukraine?
Currently there are about 43,192,122 people living in Ukraine.
Kiev is the largest city in the country, with a population of 3,010,209, making it the seventh most populous city in all of Europe, with Ukraine being the eighth most populous country on the continent.
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This notice was published: 2022-03-11 14:38:30