The territory of modern Ukraine has been inhabited since 32,000 BC. During the Middle Ages, the area was a key centre of East Slavic culture, with the powerful state of Kievan Rus' forming the basis of Ukrainian identity. Following its fragmentation in the 13th century, the territory was contested, ruled and divided by a variety of powers, including Lithuania, Poland, the Ottoman Empire, Austria-Hungary, and Russia. A Cossack republic emerged and prospered during the 17th and 18th centuries, but its territory was eventually split between Poland and the Russian Empire, and later submerged fully into Russia. Two brief periods of independence occurred during the 20th century, once near the end of World War I and another during World War II, but both occasions would ultimately see Ukraine's territories conquered and consolidated into a Soviet republic, a situation that persisted until 1991, when Ukraine gained its independence from the Soviet Union in the aftermath of its dissolution at the end of the Cold War.
A wine culture existed in today's Ukraine. Wine cultivation is in the northern part of the country (around Kiev and Chernihiv), dating back to the 11th century. Since 2000 the production as well as the export of the wines increased rapidly.
Ukraine (sports society) is a physical culture and sports association of Ukraine.
At the end of eighties (1987) the former sports associations of trade unions "Avanhard", "Burevestnik", "Vodnik", "Zenit", "Kolos", "Lokomotiv", and "Spartak" were united into the All-Union volunteer physical culture and sports association of trade unions (VDFSTP). After several years "Kolos" has separated from it and in 1991 VDFSTP was reorganized into the sports association of trade unions "Ukraine".
WARSAW, Poland — The war in neighboring Ukraine loomed large as tens of thousands of people demonstrated in the Polish capital Warsaw for the rights of LGBTQ people ... This year, the event was held together with the KyivPride parade, which cannot be celebrated there because of the Russian war on Ukraine.
ArefHussaini, 23, is Afghan but grew up in Pakistan. Speaking to the PA news agency, he said ... (PA) ... Anna Vryzhan, 28, an event organiser, is originally from Mariupol, Ukraine – a city that has seen heavy bombardment since Russia’s invasion ... She came to the UK as part of the Government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme, and is hosted by a fellow choir member.
Ukraine's largest LGBTQ rights parade is set to kick off on June 25 in neighboring Poland after organizers determined they could not hold the event in Kyiv due to the Russian invasion ... 10th Equality March in Ukraine, will instead merge this year with gay-pride events in Warsaw.
KYIV (Reuters) – Ukraine should see “visible results” of its counteroffensive in the Russian-occupied region of Kherson in Ukraine’s south from August, the head of Ukraine’s military intelligence agency said on Saturday ... “ from August we should expect visible results of military activity from Ukraine.
KYIV, June 25 (Reuters) - Ukraine should see "visible results" of its counteroffensive in the Russian-occupied region of Kherson in Ukraine's south from August, the head of Ukraine's military intelligence agency said on Saturday ... from Ukraine.
Here are the key events so far on Saturday, June 25 ...Ukraine officials said troops in Severodonetsk have been ordered to withdraw as there is very little left to defend in the bombed-out eastern city, where hundreds of civilians remain trapped in a chemical plant ... Ukraine’s foreign ...
At one point, the bucket hat-wearing rapper made a moving statement amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine... "Following their win at the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) in May the EBU has been exploring options for the hosting of next year’s competition with Ukraine’s public broadcaster UA.PBC, who previously staged the event in 2017 and 2005.
It has faced down violent intimidation from far right groups, battled to be heard by a hostile security system and survived the uncertainty of post-revolution Ukraine... But in 2013, Ukraine changed forever ... Clashes like the one that unfolded in 2015 have played out at pride events in Ukraine several times (Picture.