Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It lies at the northwest end of the Black Sea, with Russia to
the east, Belarus to the north, Poland to the northwest, Slovakia and Hungary to the west, and Romania to the south west
and south, with Moldova in between. Ukraine takes its roots from the establishment of the East Slavic state Kyivan Rus
(IX-XIII centuries). Since then, Ukraine preserved its geographical location, capital and national customs.
Ukrainian is the official language. Near the neighbouring countries, Romanian, Polish, Belarusian, Hungarian and Russian are spoken.
Ukrainian cuisine is tasty, and just as other cuisines in the region
uses a lot of fat ingredients, especially in the festive dishes. Traditional local food includes "salo"
(salted lard) and soups like "borshch" (борщ in Ukrainian) made of red beets which is a delicious meat soup.
The first, salo, is perhaps something you might not make yourself try - however is a delicious side dish, as
for the soups being a must-have dish. Varenyky (dumplings with potato/cheese/cherries/fried cabbage and other
things) are another must-try.