Written by Jagoda Urban-Klaehn Monday, 30 August 2004 17:00
It does not really matter who would win the elections in Ukraine. Whenever it will be Yushchenko - the supporter of westernization of Ukraine or Yanukovich - a puppet of Putin and Kuchma, both of them would deal with a deeply divided country.
Ukraine is the biggest country of Europe
Not too many people realize that Ukraine is the biggest country in Europe by area, with the size over 233 thousand sq miles and the population over 52 mln people. See the detailed map of Ukraine and also the map of Ukraine in respect to other European countries to see its size. Ukraine is bigger than France in size and similar in population to Great Britain. This is hard to believe considering that Ukraine is not really known very well in Europe, especially in Western Europe. It is not taken really seriously as a state by anybody in spite of its long and turbulent history.