Interesting facts about the Ukraine

Clive

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No wonder this place is so interesting to world leaders (copied and paste from elsewhere)

How the nation of Ukraine ranks:

1st in Europe in proven recoverable reserves of uranium ores;
2nd place in Europe and 10th place in the world in terms of titanium ore reserves
2nd place in the world in terms of explored reserves of manganese ores (2.3 billion tons, or 12% of the world's reserves);
2nd largest iron ore reserves in the world (30 billion tons);
2nd place in Europe in terms of mercury ore reserves;
3rd place in Europe (13th place in the world) in shale gas reserves (22 trillion cubic meters)
4th in the world by the total value of natural resources;
7th place in the world in coal reserves (33.9 billion tons)
Ukraine is an agricultural country:
1st in Europe in terms of arable land area;
3rd place in the world by the area of black soil (25% of world's volume);
1st place in the world in exports of sunflower and sunflower oil;
2nd place in the world in barley production and 4th place in barley exports;
3rd largest producer and 4th largest exporter of corn in the world;
4th largest producer of potatoes in the world;
5th largest rye producer in the world;
5th place in the world in bee production (75,000 tons);
8th place in the world in wheat exports;
9th place in the world in the production of chicken eggs;
16th place in the world in cheese exports.
Ukraine can meet the food needs of 600 million people.
Ukraine is an industrialized country:
1st in Europe in ammonia production;
2-е Europe's and 4th largest natural gas pipeline system in the world (142.5 bln cubic meters of gas throughput capacity in the EU);
3rd largest in Europe and 8th largest in the world in terms of installed capacity of nuclear power plants;
3rd place in Europe and 11th in the world in terms of rail network length (21,700 km);
3rd place in the world (after the U.S. and France) in production of locators and locating equipment;
3rd largest iron exporter in the world
4th largest exporter of turbines for nuclear power plants in the world;
4th world's largest manufacturer of rocket launchers;
4th place in the world in clay exports
4th place in the world in titanium exports
8th place in the world in exports of ores and concentrates;
9th place in the world in exports of defence industry products;
10th largest steel producer in the world (32.4 million tons).
 

Werzle

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No wonder this place is so interesting to world leaders (copied and paste from elsewhere)

How the nation of Ukraine ranks:

1st in Europe in proven recoverable reserves of uranium ores;
2nd place in Europe and 10th place in the world in terms of titanium ore reserves
2nd place in the world in terms of explored reserves of manganese ores (2.3 billion tons, or 12% of the world's reserves);
2nd largest iron ore reserves in the world (30 billion tons);
2nd place in Europe in terms of mercury ore reserves;
3rd place in Europe (13th place in the world) in shale gas reserves (22 trillion cubic meters)
4th in the world by the total value of natural resources;
7th place in the world in coal reserves (33.9 billion tons)
Ukraine is an agricultural country:
1st in Europe in terms of arable land area;
3rd place in the world by the area of black soil (25% of world's volume);
1st place in the world in exports of sunflower and sunflower oil;
2nd place in the world in barley production and 4th place in barley exports;
3rd largest producer and 4th largest exporter of corn in the world;
4th largest producer of potatoes in the world;
5th largest rye producer in the world;
5th place in the world in bee production (75,000 tons);
8th place in the world in wheat exports;
9th place in the world in the production of chicken eggs;
16th place in the world in cheese exports.
Ukraine can meet the food needs of 600 million people.
Ukraine is an industrialized country:
1st in Europe in ammonia production;
2-е Europe's and 4th largest natural gas pipeline system in the world (142.5 bln cubic meters of gas throughput capacity in the EU);
3rd largest in Europe and 8th largest in the world in terms of installed capacity of nuclear power plants;
3rd place in Europe and 11th in the world in terms of rail network length (21,700 km);
3rd place in the world (after the U.S. and France) in production of locators and locating equipment;
3rd largest iron exporter in the world
4th largest exporter of turbines for nuclear power plants in the world;
4th world's largest manufacturer of rocket launchers;
4th place in the world in clay exports
4th place in the world in titanium exports
8th place in the world in exports of ores and concentrates;
9th place in the world in exports of defence industry products;
10th largest steel producer in the world (32.4 million tons).
With all the above you would think they would be a more powerfull nation. Always looks a bleak old place on the news
 

David.

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It's a lot like Canada, but with fewer teeth, frumpier Grandmothers, and crappier machinery.
Which is probably why there are so many farmers of Ukrainian heritage slightly North of where the Scots all moved to in Man and Sask.
 
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Danllan

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No wonder this place is so interesting to world leaders (copied and paste from elsewhere)

How the nation of Ukraine ranks:

1st in Europe in proven recoverable reserves of uranium ores;
2nd place in Europe and 10th place in the world in terms of titanium ore reserves
2nd place in the world in terms of explored reserves of manganese ores (2.3 billion tons, or 12% of the world's reserves);
2nd largest iron ore reserves in the world (30 billion tons);
2nd place in Europe in terms of mercury ore reserves;
3rd place in Europe (13th place in the world) in shale gas reserves (22 trillion cubic meters)
4th in the world by the total value of natural resources;
7th place in the world in coal reserves (33.9 billion tons)
Ukraine is an agricultural country:
1st in Europe in terms of arable land area;
3rd place in the world by the area of black soil (25% of world's volume);
1st place in the world in exports of sunflower and sunflower oil;
2nd place in the world in barley production and 4th place in barley exports;
3rd largest producer and 4th largest exporter of corn in the world;
4th largest producer of potatoes in the world;
5th largest rye producer in the world;
5th place in the world in bee production (75,000 tons);
8th place in the world in wheat exports;
9th place in the world in the production of chicken eggs;
16th place in the world in cheese exports.
Ukraine can meet the food needs of 600 million people.
Ukraine is an industrialized country:
1st in Europe in ammonia production;
2-е Europe's and 4th largest natural gas pipeline system in the world (142.5 bln cubic meters of gas throughput capacity in the EU);
3rd largest in Europe and 8th largest in the world in terms of installed capacity of nuclear power plants;
3rd place in Europe and 11th in the world in terms of rail network length (21,700 km);
3rd place in the world (after the U.S. and France) in production of locators and locating equipment;
3rd largest iron exporter in the world
4th largest exporter of turbines for nuclear power plants in the world;
4th world's largest manufacturer of rocket launchers;
4th place in the world in clay exports
4th place in the world in titanium exports
8th place in the world in exports of ores and concentrates;
9th place in the world in exports of defence industry products;
10th largest steel producer in the world (32.4 million tons).

My first degree was in Geology and I can tell you off the top of my head that the stat' given regarding iron ore is bo11ocks. Just looked it up; it really has about a fifth of what that list claims:


Can't be bothered to sieve through the rest, but I think some should be taken with a pinch of salt. (y)
 
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Sheet, better hope the Vlad doesn't use TFF then.

Too late- he has been PMing me already. It's ok though. I've been negotiating on everyone's behalf. He agrees to send on several ships worth of cheap nitrogen. All he wants in return is for Wales to return to the USSR back as it belongs. I shook on it as fast as I could before he changed his mind, silly fudger.
 

PostHarvest

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With all the above you would think they would be a more powerfull nation. Always looks a bleak old place on the news
I spent quite a lot of time there about 20 years ago and met one of their presidents socially. IMHO, their main problem is that they never really set in place an effective government, and mafia types were allowed to take hold. I knew a Lufthansa cargo agent at Odessa who told the story of "government customs officers" who had to "Buy" their jobs and would be fired if they didn't produce a high figure of revenue through duties and fines of which most was passed up the line to their superiors. Lots of farmers from Germany and the US went there to try to make their fortunes but many lost their shirts through the level of corruption in both government and business. A few days ago a Polish diplomat/politician was interviewed on the TV. He said that both Ukraine and Poland started out at the same level when USSR collapsed 25 years ago. Now despite being a smaller country with 1/3rd less people, due to reasonably competent government - thanks to Lech Walesa - the GDP of Poland is now 3x that of Ukraine.
 

vantage

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Too late- he has been PMing me already. It's ok though. I've been negotiating on everyone's behalf. He agrees to send on several ships worth of cheap nitrogen. All he wants in return is for Wales to return to the USSR back as it belongs. I shook on it as fast as I could before he changed his mind, silly fudger.
Old Drakey would love that, after all he’s a communist at heart, plus Putin would send him all the vodka he needed to keep Wales in the condition it currently is! :ROFLMAO:
 

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