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Misty rural landscapes of the Carpathians

Lazeshchyna is a picturesque village with a population of about four thousand people located in Rakhiv district of Zakarpattia region. In the valley, the river with the same name flows creating amazing mists between rural hills.

This is the perfect place to take pictures – haystacks, lonely houses on the hills, paths in the lush grass, mists and views of the highest peaks of the Carpathians – the mountains Hoverla and Petros. Photos by Alexander Kotenko

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beautiful scenery

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Historical event happened today at the ongoing European Union summit in Brussels. Ukraine and the EU signed the economic part of the association agreement with the EU. Political part of the agreement was signed in March 2014.

“By signing the association agreement, Ukraine, as a European state, which has the same values of the rule of law, emphasizes its sovereign choice to become a member of the EU in future” – said President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko before the signing ceremony.

Ukraine and the EU signed the association agreement

history is made today

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Gold morning in the Ukrainian Carpathians

What a beautiful landscape! Early morning in the Carpathian Mountains (Zakarpattia region). Photo by Sergey Ershov

Gold morning in the Ukrainian Carpathians

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“Bugsky Gard” natural park is located in the picturesque valley of the Southern Bug River in Nikolaev region.

The park was created not so long ago, in 2009, to preserve the unique wildlife and historical and cultural complexes of Ukrainian south. This park is definitely one of the most picturesque places of Ukraine.

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very picturesque places

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The Khotyn Fortress is an ancient medieval fortress located in Khotyn town (Chernivtsi oblast). It is one of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine. Photo by Sergey Nik Melnik

The Khotyn Fortress, Ukraine




Fairytale morning on the Southern Bug River

Beautiful panorama of fabulous sunrise over the river Southern Bug located in Nikolaev region made by Sergey Stepanenko

Fairytale morning on the Southern Bug River, Ukraine

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Ukraine never ceases to amaze with its diversity. This scenic nine-arch railroad bridge is located in the village Plebanovka (Terebovlyansky district of Ternopil region). Photo by horoshiyblog

Nine-arch railroad bridge in the Ukrainian province


Kiev is the capital and largest city of Ukraine, located on the Dnieper River. It is the seventh most populous city in Europe, after Istanbul, Moscow, London, St. Petersburg, Berlin and Madrid.

Because of its historical importance as the center of Kievan Rus, the city is still referred to as “Mother of Russian cities”. Video by Stas Petryshyn

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Kamenets Podolskiy – the Stone Town

Historic center of Kamenets Podolskiy, one of the most ancient Ukrainian cities, is very beautiful. From some angles it looks like a fairytale town.

Thanks to unique combination of historical, architectural, town-building heritage, the river Smotrich canyon landscapes, the “Old town Kamenets Podolskiy” is declared a state historical and architectural reserve. Photos by Alexander Kotenko

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a fairytale town




Picturesque abandoned vintage cars

When you walk past these abandoned vintage cars of the last century, you can’t make yourself say that it is just a dump or a pile of rusty iron.

Unfortunately, these vintage cars won’t be restored and won’t get a “second life”. Photos by Oleg Grigoryev

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vintage cars of the 1950ies