Where We Work

We are a Christian International Aid Agency passionate about Rescuing the poor, sharing Hope in Christ and inspiring Purpose in Ukraine and Belarus.

Here are some interesting things you may not have known about the countries of Ukraine and Belarus as well as some Common Needs in East-Central Europe.

UKRAINE

INTERESTING FACTS

  • Ukraine has an area of 603,628 km² (233,062 mi²)

  • The country of Ukraine is the second largest country in Europe after Russia

  • The geographic centre of Europe is within the boundary of Ukraine

  • Ukraine is bisected by the large Dniepr River running north to south, emptying into the Black Sea

  • Ukraine’s government has both a president and a prime minister

  • Ukraine is one of the largest exporters of grain in the world

  • The national currency of Ukraine is called the Hryvnia

  • Kiev (Kyiv), the capital of Ukraine, is one of the oldest cities in Europe, predating the existence of the countries of Ukraine and Russia. It has a population of 2.8 million (2013)

  • Khreshchatyk Street in Kiev has the shortest yet widest main city street in the world. Its length is 1.2 km

  • Kiev has the deepest metro station in the world

  • Kiev is home to numerous beautiful Orthodox cathedrals

  • The Ukrainian language uses the Cyrillic alphabet. Most Ukrainians in the east and central Ukraine speak Russian

  • Milla Jovovich, Hollywood actress and supermodel, was born in Kiev, Ukraine

  • Mila Kunis, Jewish actress, was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine

  • Ukrainians wear their wedding rings on their right hand instead of their left

I have shared in the work that is being done in Ukraine. It is important for the people here.  I’m very thankful for this experience with Mission Partners. I got to visit some of the villages here in Ukraine. I saw that people here struggle for simple things like getting water or food. This experience with MPI was a great encouragement for me."

Jon Stirtzinger, MPI Mission Team Member

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