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Transcript of Ukraine
Allies & Enemies
Ukraine is a country of
Eastern European nations
The Big 3 - Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia
Good relations with Belarus, Moldova, Albania, Slovakia, and Romania
Ukraine's goal is said to be neutrality.
Ukraine does not want to join any military alliances.
Any force that exploits Ukraine or opposes its independence are considered enemies.
History of complications with Russia.
Last 10 years...
planned economy -> market economy
by 1999, 50% of the population lived below the poverty level
Infant Mortality Rate
8.24 deaths/1,000 live births
male - 10.31 deaths/1,000 live births
female - 6.03 deaths/1,000 live births
male - 65.4
female - 75.5
total - 70.6
ranked #109 in World Life Expectancy
male - 99.8%
female - 99.6%
age 15+ can read and write (2010)
Population: 46.3 million
Gross Domestic Product
per capita: $7,800
Ukrainian Orthodox Christians
Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Christians
Holy Sophia Cathedral in Kiev
UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Ukraine's asylum system still requires fundamental improvement
it does not offer sufficient protection against refoulement
does not provide asylum-seekers the opportunity to have their asylum claims considered in a fair procedure
asylum: the protection granted by a nation to someone who has left their native country as a political refugee
External debt averaged $84888.30 million from 2003-2013
all time high of $137722 million in the third quarter of 2013
record low of $23811 million in the fourth quarter of 2003
Protesters In Kiev Turn Violent Over New Laws
Jan. 19, 2014