Ukraine is the biggest European state by area (603.7 k sq km) outrunning France and Spain those are on the 2nd and 3rd places respectively.
Geographical center of Europe is located in Zakarpattia region, on the territory of the Ukrainian Carpathians .
Ukraine has the highest transit potential in Europe neighboring 10 states and having access to two seas (Black sea and Azov sea) and to two the biggest European rivers those are Dnipro and Danube.
Ukrainian state takes its roots from the times of Kyivan Rus (9th century AD). After being part of Polish, Ottoman, Austro-Hungarian and Russian empires Ukraine proclaimed its independence in 1991.
The capital of Ukraine is Kyiv (3 mln inhabitants).
Ukraine hosts 7 UNESCO World Heritage monuments including St. Sophia Cathedral (Kyiv), Kyiv-Pecherska Lavra (Kyiv), Khersones (Crimea).
National currency is Hryvnia. Exchange rate is UAH 26.20 per USD (2016 average).
Average salary is UAH 6400 per month (USD 244/month). National sport: football. Ukraine was host country of Euro 2012 championship. The final of UEFA Champions League will take place in Kyiv in 2018.
Mobile penetration: 132 %.
Kyivstar — mobile operator No.1 and one of the best brands in Ukraine.
Today Kyivstar is the largest Ukrainian telecommunication operator providing communications and data services based on broad range of mobile and fixed-line technologies, including 3G.
Kyivstar is one of few companies in VEON Ltd. that provides services under its own, exclusively Ukrainian brand. Every year international control of Kyivstar network parameters is held. According to its results, the company demonstrates better quality and productivity than on the average in the region and in the world.
Kyivstar’s team amounts to around 2500 professionals working all over Ukraine. A system of continuing education and professional development, encouragement and protection of employees has been created in the company: