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|Date of Independence:|
|24 August 1991|
|Total Area Ranking:|
|46 of 236 in the World|
|Population Size Ranking:|
|29 of 242 in the World|
Ukraine is country in eastern Europe. It has borders with Russia to the east and north east, the Black Sea to the south, Romania and Moldova to the south west, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland to the north west and Belarus to the north.
The terrain of Ukraine is mostly composed of fertile plains and plateaus, which are good for agriculture. The mighty Dnieper river flows throuh the middle of the country and empties into the Black Sea. In the west, the Carpathian Mountains run along the border with Hungary, while in the south of the Crimean Peninsula are the Crimean Mountains. The only other significant elevated region is the Donets Hills in the far east along the eastern border. The land area is 65,610 square kilometres (25,332 square miles).
The country has a population of 44.85 million (2012 figures). The population is made up of 77.8% Ukrainians, 17.3% Russians, 0.6% Belarusians and 4.0% others. In terms of religion, 62.5% of the population has no religion, 22.1% Christian Orthodox and 16.4% Roman Catholic. The capital is Kiev.
Further National Information
Text to be added on the development of aviation in Ukraine.
Civil Aircraft Registrations
Since 1992, Ukrainian civil aircraft have used the registration sequence UR-xxxx, with variously letter or number regisrations. Sport aircraft has been allocated to the LA-xxxx sequence with numerical regisrations since at least 2000.
Military Air Arms
Current Air Arms:
Air Force (Ukrainian Air Force)
Air Force (Ukrainian Air Defence Force) [1992-2004]
Naval Aviation (Ukrainian Naval Aviation)
Army Aviation (Ukrainian Ground Forces Army Aviation)
Reserve Aviation (National Guard of Ukraine – no aviation unit)
Historical Air Arms:
Ukrainian People’s Republic Air Fleet [1917-1918]
Ukrainian State Air Fleet 
Air Squadron of the Don Cossacks 
Ukrainian Galician Army Aviation Regiment [1918-1919]
Red Ukrainian Air Fleet 
Central Government Agencies
Government Aviation (Ukraine Air Enterprise)
Flight Inspection (State Air Traffic Service Enterprise – UkSATSE)
Border Guard Aviation (State Border Guard Service)
Gendarmerie Aviation (Interior Troops of Ukraine)
Cadet Aviation (Association for the Support of the Defence – TSOU)
Regional Government Agencies
Kiev Municipal Government Administration
Public Service Aviation
Civil Defence Aviation (State Emergency Service)
Police Aviation (Interior Ministry Aviation Unit)
To be added
Kiev Aircraft Repair Plant
Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots
Civil Airports & Airfields
Military Air Bases & Airfields
Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.
Museum of Partisan Glory, Odessa
National Museum of the Great Patriotic War, Kiev
State Aviation Museum, Kiev
Magazines Guide for Ukraine
To be added
To be added.