According to the conclusions of many linguists, the Ukrainian language appeared much earlier than the official science believes. According to these researchers, the Ukrainian language is the oldest living Slavic language, and the Russian language is derived from the Ukrainian church language (Church Slavonic).
Ukraine has a well-developed industrial base and rich farmlands. The country also has quite a lot of mineral resources which are drawn on for both local use and exportation. The main exports from Ukraine are ferrous and nonferrous metals, chemicals, machinery, fuel and petroleum products, transport equipment and food products. Currently the country's gross domestic product is an estimated ...