This is why Ukraine matters
Russia invaded the sovereign country of Ukraine.
For those who ask: “Why does Ukraine matter?”
This is why Ukraine matters:
It is the second-largest country in Europe by area and has a population of over 43 million persons – more than Poland by about 6 million.
📌 1st in Europe in proven recoverable reserves of uranium ores;
📌 2nd place in Europe and 10th place in the world in terms of titanium ore reserves;
📌 2nd place 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 place in Europe in terms of mercury ore reserves;
📌 3rd place 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 place 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 place in the world by the area of black soil (25% of world’s volume);
✔ 1st place in the world in exports of sunflower and sunflower oil;
✔ 2nd place in the world in barley production and 4th place in barley exports;
✔ 3rd largest producer and 4th largest exporter of corn in the world;
✔ 4th largest producer of potatoes in the world;
✔ 5th largest rye producer in the world;
✔ 5th place in the world in bee production (75,000 tons);
✔ 8th place in the world in wheat exports;
✔ 9th place in the world in the production of chicken eggs;
✔16th place 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 largest in Europe and 8th largest in the world in terms of installed capacity of nuclear power plants;
📍 3rd place in Europe and 11th in the world in terms of rail network length (21,700 km);
📍 3rd place 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 world’s largest manufacturer of rocket launchers;
📍 4th place in the world in clay exports
📍 4th place in the world in titanium exports
📍 8th place in the world in exports of ores and concentrates;
📍 9th place 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 Ukraine’s independence is important to the rest of the world.
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