Western Ukraine

Western Ukraine (Ukrainian: Західна Україна) makes up about a quarter of Ukraine, and has the closest affinities with Europe of all Ukraine's regions.

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About Western Ukraine

Western Ukraine was under the reign of different, mostly European, countries throughout history and only relatively recently (mostly after WWII) got merged into the Russian circle of influence. Therefore, there are considerable minorities still living in the area as well as many remnants of the Central European/Turkish past of this region still to be seen in architecture, religious practices, languages cuisine and politics. As of 2014, it is by far the safest region in Ukraine and has been spared from the ongoing conflict in the South and East.


Source: wikivoyage