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Streets for Ukraine

We want to energise local communities to come together and raise funds, to show support and make a positive difference to those living at the sharp end of Russian aggression.

We will be bringing a taste of Ukraine to high streets around the country. Food, wines, arts and crafts and more, our first themed event will be in Teddington, London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames, where the Prolisok Ukrainian dance team will be performing on July 31st at St Peter & Paul opposite The Causeway.

Learn about Ukraine

Despite being one of Europe’s largest countries in size, Ukraine’s population of about 43 million people makes it less populated than smaller European countries such as Germany and France. Most people are native Ukrainians, with Russians making up the next largest group. Belarusians and Moldovans live in the country, too.

Most Ukrainians are Christians, following a branch known as Eastern Orthodoxy. A small number of Ukrainians are Jewish or Muslim (people who practice Islam).

Most Ukrainians live in cities or towns. Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital and most populous city, is home to the deepest metro station in the world, Arsenalna Metro Station. Builders had to dig more than 340 feet to go under the Dnieper River—riding the escalator to the bottom can take five minutes!

Popular dishes in Ukraine include borscht, a hot beetroot soup traditionally served with garlic doughnuts; varenyky, dumplings stuffed with fillings like potatoes, sauerkraut, or strawberries; holubtsi, cabbage rolls stuffed with boiled rice or meat; and deruni, potato pancakes. A popular seasonal dish is paska, salted bread served during the Easter holiday.

Hopak

Hopak is a Ukrainian folk dance originating as a male dance among the Zaporozhian Cossacks, but later danced by couples, male soloists, and mixed groups of dancers.

Interesting facts about Ukraine

Ukraine is much more than just this conflict.
The lives of families living in Ukraine have been turned upside down as the crisis continues to escalate.

You may have seen horrible images and stories coming from Ukraine on the news, but Ukraine is much more than just this crisis. It has a rich history and has many unique characteristics. Read on to discover more facts about Ukraine.

 

World’s largest Sunflower seed producer
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World’s largest Sunflower seed producer

Ukraine is the world’s largest producer of sunflower seeds, followed closely by Russia. The US is the world’s 10th largest producer of sunflower seeds, with most being grown in South Dakota and North Dakota. It is estimated that the total size of Ukraine’s sunflower farmlands could cover the entire territory of Slovenia.

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Invented the gas lamp
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Invented the gas lamp

The gas lamp invented by two Lviv-based pharmacists – Jan Zeh and Ignacy Łukasiewicz in 1853 is one of these groundbreaking inventions. Invented by a local pharmacist in a store called At the Golden Star, today the achievement is remembered by a cafe called Gasova L’ampa found in the same building.

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Deepest Metro Station in the World

The deepest metro station in the world is Arsenalna station on the Sviatoshynsko – Brovarska line located in Kyiv – the capital city of Ukraine. This subway station was opened on the 6th November 1960 as part of the first stage of the Kyiv Metro built and designed by the Soviet Union. The deepest metro station is Kyiv Metro’s Arsenalna station located at a depth of 105.5 meters (346 ft).

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Famous 'Tunnel Of Love' is located here
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Famous ‘Tunnel Of Love’ is located here

The Tunnel of Love is a semi-abandoned railway line in Klaven, North-Western Ukraine noted as being the most romantic place on earth. This enchanting natural train tunnel is surrounded by green arches formed by trees on both sides of the single-track railway line. Its romantic setting attracts many couples to the place. According to local legends, couples who visit the place will have their wishes granted.

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National costume of Ukraine is Vyshyvanka

Vyshyvanka is the name of the National Costume of Ukraine. This is differentiated from others because of its embroidery work which features Ukrainian embroidery. Vyshyvanka is a plain white shirt made of linen and decorated with floral or ornamental hand-sewn embroidery. And the speciality of the costume is that it is worn by both men and women.

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Ukraine has seven World Heritage Sites
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Ukraine has seven World Heritage Sites

Ukraine is home to seven sites protected by the UNESCO World Heritage List, they are also among the best places in Ukraine to visit. These include Kyiv’s Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Lviv’s historic centre, unique wooden churches in the Carpathians and the beech forests that surround them. Here’s a rundown of the amazing protected places you need to visit during your holidays in Ukraine.

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About Us

We are a committee of Ukrainians, some of us resident in the UK before the Russian invasion and some who find ourselves here as it’s result. Be in no doubt, that in the United Kingdom we have found a kindly and true friend, to whom, we as Ukrainian citizens are most humbly thankful.

Our country needs your ongoing support, helping to challenge the aggressor on the battlefield and as we try to keep our economy afloat. In the future we need to develop long-term trading arrangements with trusted international partners and the United Kingdom is surely at the top of this list.

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Donations

Bank Transfer to:
 
British-Ukrainian Aid
Barclays Bank
Sort Code 20-27-49
Account number 90861715
By Post:
 
Cheques payable to British Ukrainian Aid
British Ukrainian Aid
154 Holland Park Avenue
London W11 4UH