Even on the darkest night, light has a way of shining through. And the light of hope flickers on for Ukraine even as the heartbreaking war with Russia rages on.
Countless lives continue to be lost everyday, while millions of Ukrainians are internally and externally displaced.
But Ukrainians are not alone. God has positioned the Church as a pillar of spiritual and material support for the weary nation. Ukranians look to the Church for food, clothing and shelter. But most importantly, they find encouragement and hope in the gospel.
While a GO Trip to Ukraine is not yet possible because of the war, click here to find out how you can help in other ways.
Ukraine has a temperate climate, with mild summers and cold winters. The winter months of December, January, and February are the coldest.
Borscht is the national dish of Ukraine. It is usually made with fresh beets, beef shank, onions, carrots, potatoes, cabbage, dill, and sour cream.
Orthodox (72%), Catholicism (9%), Protestantism (2%).
Approximately 77.5% of Ukrainians identify as ethnic Ukrainians, and 17.3% as ethnically Russian. Before the war, Ukraine was a lower middle income country.
Most Ukrainians speak Ukrainian, with Russian being the second most spoken language.