Location: The Ukraine in south-west former USSR became independent in December 1991. It has a Black Sea coast and western frontiers with Romania, Hungary, Poland and Czechoslovakia and is bounded north by Byelorussia and otherwise by Russia. Ukraine was one of the founder members of the CIS.
History: It is the most densely populated of the former Soviet republics. The second richest former Soviet republic, Ukraine contains some of the richest land in former USSR. It is considered the Soviet wheat belt.
In April 1986, the world's worst nuclear power plant disaster occurred in Chernobyl, Ukraine. The plant has been closed for good. In June 1995, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement on the disputed Black Sea fleet at Sevastopol. In June 1996, Ukraine became a nuclear weapon-free nation with the transfer of the last of its warheads to Russia. A new constitution legalizing private property and establishing Ukrainian as the sole official language was approved in the same month.
Agriculture: Wheat, sugarbeet, sunflower, cotton, flax, tobacco, soya, fruit and vegetables, meat and milk.
Natural Resources: Coal, iron ore, manganese, oil, salt and chemicals.
Industry: Ferrous metallurgical, chemical, machinery, paper, television, consumer goods and food industries.
Mission in India:
Embassy of Ukraine
No. E-1/8, Vasant Vihar
New Delhi - 110 057, India
Tel: 91 - 11 - 2614 6041, 2614 6042
Fax: 91 - 11 -2614 6043
Indian Mission in Ukraine:
Embassy of India
4, Terokhina Street, Padol District
Kyiv - 254080, Ukraine
Tel: 00 - 380 - 44 - 4356661
Fax: 00 - 380 - 44 - 4356619