Kiev is the capital city of Ukraine, located in Eastern Europe, which has a territory of 603,700 square kilometers (233,100 mi2) and a population of more than 45 million people, 2.9 million of whom live in Kiev. The country has bountiful fertile land, and Kiev hosts multiple annual agriculture and forestry trade shows to promote this sector while at the same time being the largest cultural, scientific, and industrial center of Ukraine. Ukraine gained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, after dealing with the slow economic growth resulted from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster that had occurred in 1986.

After independence, the country started to grow rapidly, mostly due to significant investment in agriculture during the period from 1991 to 2000. At the same time, ...

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