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UKRAINE DIRECT
stery of the Caves, Kiev, Ukraine
Twenty years after Ukraine became independent is the country's position at the heart of Europe merely a matter of geography?
Business and political figures agree that Ukraine has a corruption problem - but is it doing enough to fight it?

Steel is the lifeblood of Ukraine's economy, but thousands are losing their jobs in the face of international competition.


Six different people share their contrasting working lives with us. Watch their stories here.
Irena Taranyuk traces the impact of Ukarine's changing borders through generations of her family.
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