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32 Things You May Not Know About Ukraine

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6. Executive branch

Ukraine’s head of state is President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who took office in May 2019.

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7. Major rivers

Ukraine has several major rivers, including the Danube, Dnieper, Dniester, and Vistula – all of which stretch for over 750 miles in the country.

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8. Major cities

Ukraine’s densest settlement is in the eastern (Donbas) and western regions. Its major population centers include the urban areas around Kyiv, Kharkiv, Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk, and Odessa.

9. Top exports

Ukraine’s leading exports are corn, sunflower seed oils, iron and iron products, wheat, and insulated wiring.

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10. Top imports

Ukraine’s main imports are refined petroleum, cars, packaged medicines, coal, and natural gas.

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