September 2018 \ Cover Story \ COVER FEATURE—UKRAINE

In 2018 Ukraine marked its 27th Anniversary of Independence...

  • Ukraine

Ukraine is a European country with significant potential and opportunities. It has well developed machine-building, mining and metallurgical, chemical, petrochemical, transport and agro-industrial complexes. The country takes strong positions in nuclear power engineering, aircraft engineering and the rocket and space industry. Ukraine is one of the 6 countries in the world that can provide manufacturing of a plane from designing to building. In 2017 nuclear power plants produced 55.1% of the total electricity in the country.

Ukraine is among the top 12 largest steel producing nations. In 2017 the steel manufacturing volume amounted to 61.2 million tons. Energy equipment produced in Ukraine is exported to more than 100 countries of the world. Over the past 25 years more than 150 carrier rockets have been manufactured and launched by Ukraine. The country put into orbit 370 spacecraft at the request of 24 countries. On the territory of Ukraine there are 4 out of 10 European transport corridors as well as 170,000 km of roads, 21,000 km of railways, over 40,000 km of pipelines. In addition, there are 13 sea ports with Odessa andst ports in the world.