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Keith Jones asks: Where is the hospital in Bilhorod-Dnistroskiy?
Expert's answer:
The following list of Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi hospitals will probably be useful. You can use this service to automatically translate sites from Ukrainian/Russian.
guest asks: why isn't it common for Ukrainian females to shake hands with men and with each other?
Expert's answer:
Shaking hands is a form of greeting typical for men in Ukraine as well as in other countries of the former Soviet Union. And since the level of emancipation of women in comparison with Western Europe and the United States is lower, this form of greeting is not common.
Grace Bemus asks: What holidays can you not work in Ukraine?
Expert's answer:
Here is the list of holidays and non-working days in Ukraine in 2017. You can use this service to translate sites from Ukrainian/Russian.
Rick asks: Thank you for the answer about the post system. Do banks function normally in Lugansk?
Expert's answer:
Ukrainian banks don't operate in this territory, as well as any other reliable foreign and even Russian bank. Citizens of Ukraine living in a zone beyond the control of the Ukrainian authorities can and have to receive banking services in the rest of Ukraine without restrictions.
Rick asks: Does postal system work in Lugansk? Or does Fed ex-Ups deliver to that city?
Expert's answer:
As of March 2017, Lugansk is not under the control of Ukraine and the Ukrainian postal service doesn't provide its services in the city, as well as FedEx, UPS. There are no reliable and fast ways to deliver anything to this region.
Shubham Kumar asks: How much time will it take to recover and new city life to setup there. I am from India. May God bless people of Pripyat city.
Expert's answer:
In the greater part of the exclusion zone, a relatively favorable radiation situation will be somewhere around 2040-2050. However, in the central part of the zone there are also toxic transuranium isotopes, the half-life of which is thousands of years. Thus, in the foreseeable future, people will not live permanently there.
Art asks: Closest international airport to Kherson?
Expert's answer:
The closest international airport is located in Odessa. It takes about 6-6.5 hours to go from Odessa to Kherson by train.
Patrick asks: What is the taxi fare from Zaporozhye airport to Melitopol?
Expert's answer:
The cost of the trip is about 30-50 USD.
Olga asks: My mother was born 3 km from the Pochayiv Lavra. She recently died. Is there a town Hall that holds birth/family records? I am also trying to trace records of where she was transported to during the war. I am visiting the region in September and this information would help my sister & I to follow our family history. Many thanks.
Expert's answer:
You should try to get in contact with the State Archives of the Ternopil region.
Danny asks: Is it possible for American to travel from Kiev to Alvchesk by bus or train. I know there is a war there, is it safe for me or do I need any documents?
Expert's answer:
There are regular buses running from Kyiv to Alchevsk, which is not under control of Ukrainian officials now. That's why it is not recommended to visit it, especially for citizens of the US, it is very risky.

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