Where is Ukraine located? Location of the country and capital Kyiv on the map and population amid the threat of Russian aggression

Domestic tensions are increasing with the risk of further conflict with Russia imminent

Where is Ukraine located and what is the population of the country? (Credit: Adobe)

Ukraine is now in the same dangerous situation as its neighbour Russia seems ready to invade the country at any moment.

About 100,000 Russian troops have been deployed around the Ukrainian border, with President Putin demanding confirmation that Ukraine will not participate. NATOdefense alliance’s.

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As the situation continued to worsen, the United States intervened to facilitate negotiations with Russia to find a way to defuse the situation.

This is where Ukraine is located and how many people could be affected if an invasion takes place.

Where is Ukraine?

Ukraine is an Eastern European country, located on the border with Russia.

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Its neighbors include Poland, Belarus, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova.

It has a coastline with the Sea of ​​Azov and the Black Sea.

Ukraine is the second largest country in Europe by area – about 233,062 square miles – after Russia.

The country was formerly part of the Soviet Union after joining the country after the second world war.

Ukraine as we know it today became independent after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991.

What is the capital city of Ukraine?

The capital city of Ukraine is Kyiv.

It is located in the north of the country, near the border with Belarus, along the Dnieper River.

How many people are there in Ukraine?

Currently, there are about 41,300,000 people living in Ukraine.

Kyiv is the largest city in the country, with a population of 2,962,180.

This makes Kyiv the seventh most populous city in Europe, with Ukraine being the eighth most populous country on the continent.

Russia will invade Ukraine?

The situation in the two countries is still volatile.

Russia has a track record, having previously annexed the Crimean peninsula, located to the south of Ukraine, in 2014.

Russia has bolstered military reinforcements on Ukraine’s border and increased naval exercises, although officials claim that the country has no plans to invade.

President Putin has criticized the West for creating conditions for Ukraine to allow it to join the NATO defense alliance, adding that NATO support will cause “security problems” for Russia and accusing them of providing arms to Ukraine.

The Russian leader said that by allowing Ukraine to join NATO, the West had broken a promise made in 1990 not to expand further east.

NATO has expanded into Central and Eastern Europe since 2004, including four countries – Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia – that share a border with Russia.

They warned that “appropriate retaliatory military-technical measures” could be taken if the West’s “aggressive approach” continued.

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