Ukraine is the largest country entirely within Europe, and is widely believed to be the first location where horses were domesticated. The region of Ukraine was first inhabited in 32,000 BCE. Ukraine gained independence from the USSR in 1990. Recently, there have been extensive political protests.
Ukraine has an area of 603,628 sq km, a population of 44.5 million, and a high HDI of 0.740.
The Chernobyl nuclear plant is located in Ukraine. The largest aircraft in the world was also built in Ukraine.