Ukraine gained its independence on the breakup of the Soviet union in 1991 and is the second most important member of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Strategically very important, it is relatively stable and free of major ethnic tensions.
Population: 46 million.
Languages: Ukrainian, Russian.
Main religions: Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic.
Link man Mark Sheppard
CBM activities The Ukraine team makes two or three visits a year. These start in Kiev with weekend Bible studies, followed by a trip to the countryside. The West Russian Bible School is held in Kiev in the summer.
Ecclesias Kiev, Kakhovka, Kharkov, Pavlograd, Poltava (about 100 members in total).