I studied Ukraine in school for a project and I found the country fascinating. It's the present Ukraine I'm interested in, although of course it's impossible not to forget the history.
Lviv because mainly it's of similar size to the city I live in now (Glasgow) and also the language situation is a major factor. I think I'll get a lot more joy by everyone around me speaking Ukrainian rather than Russian and hopefully the locals will appreciate me trying to learn their language instead of speaking Russian which I don't think they'll be best pleased about.
And I like the football team :P