Ukraine Independence day images
Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It borders Russia to the east and northeast. Belarus in North Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary to the west. And Romania, Moldova, and the Black Sea to the south. Ukraine also shares a border with Crimea to its south, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014, although Ukraine still claims the territory. Including Crimea, Ukraine covers an area of 603,628 km2 (233,062 square miles), making it the second-largest country in Europe after Russia and the 46th largest in the world. Excluding Crimea, Ukraine has a population of about 42 million, making it the eighth-most populous country in Europe and the 34th most populous in the world. Its capital and largest city are Kyiv.