I'm not sure in moving in right direction looking to our new president Yanukovich.
Ideed, a but more to the Federation of Russia now. But also this will be changed in time. It's not bad to have good relation with the other neighborhood too.

But our nature is very beautiful. If you will have possibilities ride to Carpathian mountains or Crimea. Western cities are beautiful and looks quite European: Lviv, Ivano-Frankovsk, Uzhgorod, Chernivci
Yes, it is. I can only advise people to visit the Ukraine. It's a real European country with European citizens. It's a pitty a lot of money is floating away in the pockets of people who really do not need it apart from corruption and tricky business.

I can only hope this will improve in the near future because whole Europe would be better on the long termin when Ukraine will be a member of the European Union.