Why did Ukraine’s Euromaidan protests begin? In late November 2013, Ukrainians took to the streets in peaceful protest after then-president Viktor Yanukovych chose not to sign an agreement that would have integrated the country more closely with the European Union. As the protests in Kyiv’s Independence Square, or Maidan, continued into 2014, the government began

Kyiv is a safe city, but as in any big city, visitor can expect some nasty surprises or dangers. They can be avoided if you behave cautiously. What to watch out at the airports: Don’t leave your valuable things in luggage, take them in hand-baggage. Use Taxi kiosk at the airport if needed, but don’t