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Why does Ukraine Matter?

by | Feb 13, 2022

THIS IS WHY UKRAINE MATTERS:
It is the second largest country by area in Europevand has a population of over 40 million – more than Poland.
Ukraine ranks:

1st in Europe in proven recoverable reserves of uranium ores;
2nd in Europe and 10th in the world in terms of titanium ore reserves;
2nd in the world in terms of explored reserves of manganese ores (2.3 billion tons, or 12% of the world’s reserves);
2nd largest iron ore reserves in the world (30 billion tons);
2nd in Europe in terms of mercury ore reserves;
3rd in Europe (13th place in the world) in shale gas reserves (22 trillion cubic meters)
4th in the world by the total value of natural resources;
7th in the world in coal reserves (33.9 billion tons)

Ukraine is an important agricultural country:

1st in Europe in terms of arable land area;
3rd in the world by the area of black soil (25% of world’s volume);
1st in the world in exports of sunflower and sunflower oil;
2nd in the world in barley production and 4th place in barley exports;
3rd producer and 4th largest exporter of corn in the world;
4th producer of potatoes in the world;
5th rye producer in the world;
5th in the world in bee production (75,000 tons);
8th in the world in wheat exports;
9th in the world in the production of chicken eggs;
16th in the world in cheese exports.
Ukraine can meet the food needs of 600 million people.
Ukraine is an important industrialised country:

1st in Europe in ammonia production;
Europe’s 2nd’s and the world’s 4th largest natural gas pipeline system;
3rd in Europe and 8th in the world in terms of installed capacity of nuclear power plants;
3rd in Europe and 11th in the world in terms of rail network length (21,700 km);
3rd in the world (after the U.S. and France) in production of locators and locating equipment;
3rd largest iron exporter in the world
4th largest exporter of turbines for nuclear power plants in the world;
4th largest manufacturer of rocket launchers in the world;
4th in the world in clay exports
4th in the world in titanium exports
8th in the world in exports of ores and concentrates;
9th in the world in exports of defence industry products;
10th largest steel producer in the world (32.4 million tons).

Ukraine matters. That is why its independence is important to the rest of the world.

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