Open Question: What are the chances that
Is there a chance that Russia invades most of Ukraine? If so, how great are these chances?
I was wondering, because Russia has a lot of business ties with Ukraine and there are many Russian owned busninesses in Ukraine. War would destroy those businesses and be very damaging for both countries.
Ukraine has strengthened it's military considerably since 2014, but it is still no match for Russia's military.
It has been said by several experts that if there was a Russian invasion, the best Ukraine could do would be to stop the Russian forces at the huge Dnieper River. But that would mean that Russia would of still taken a huge chunk of Ukraine, including cities like Kharkiv, Poltava, Sumy, Mariupol. Chernihiv, Melitopol, Berdyansk as well as most of Zaporizhzhia and the Eastern parts of Kiev and Dnipro. That's not including Donetsk and Luhansk which would probably the first cities to come under direct Russian rule, if they are not already at this present time.
All this is speculation given by several political and strategy experts, but in reality, what are the chances of such a Russian invasion, given the costs that both nations would have to incur?
Posted on 7 June 2019 | 9:23 pm
Resolved Question: Where is the closest
Would it be the airport in Donetsk?
Posted on 13 August 2012 | 9:16 am
Resolved Question: Are there saunas in
Since in Finland in the old days bathing, childbirth and even washing the dead before burial happened in sauna I have no idea how these things happened in countries without saunas. In this case I'm especially interested in Ukrainian bathing customs as in some East European countries there is a some kind of a sauna tradition but I don't know about Ukraine. Let's imagine a farm house in the Ukrainian countryside say from 1800s to the present day - where and how did/do the people wash?
In some period dramas I've seen American settlers put a big tub of water on the kitchen floor and bathe in it. Was it really done that way and are there other ways in other parts of the world?
Posted on 2 July 2011 | 12:29 am
Resolved Question: Could any native English
For about a year Melitopol has been taking part in the international program organized by the Council of Europe and the society "Democracy through culture". The goal of the project "Interculture Cities" is cooperation and experience trading among the cities and the world countries in order to _decide_ _(resolve?)_ various national problems.
_To say_ _(Saying?)_, that Melitopol _has been_ _(was?)_ chosen from _(among?)_ all of the cities of Ukraine as the most worthy _one_ _(?)_, is no more than illusion. Definitely not all of the cities _gave_ _(submitted?)_ application forms to participate _in_ _(?)_ the program "Interculture cities". And, naturally, Kiev has way more nationalities than we do. But nevertheless…
Representatives of 100 various nationalities and 21 cultural national societies live in our city…Melitopol can be really proud of this _(that?)_.
Within the framework of the project, Melitopol _has been_ _(was?)_ visited by the European delegations already two times. Representatives of the center of development "Democracy through culture" have listened to the ethnic-oriented projects by Melitopolians _(inhabitants of Melitopol?)_. Some of them will be realized in the near future. For example, the trilingual site, international booklets and calendars. Others still remain dreams. Namely: creation of unique interculture parks, business centre, transportation. Europeans _have been_ _(was?)_ surprised by the fact that national problems virtually do not exist in Melitopol. All societies live in the world and friendship, despite of their _amount_ _(quantity?)_ and variety. _Apart from_ _(Besides?)_ Ukraine; Serbia, Poland, Egypt, Canada, the Great Britain, France and other countries participate _in_ _(?)_ the international program too. Please, explain usages of words _like these_ whether they are wrong or not. Geoff the skier, "to say that melitopol _has been_ *was*"
Which one? ;) Well, I can see now I have made a mistake ("in the world" instead of "in _the_ _(?)_ peace")
I think it's "in peace". Am I right?
Anyway, a lot of mistakes are corrected, and I'd like to know WHY those words were wrong. "has way more nationalities"
Is it too informal, or really wrong? You see, the Russian phrase was very informal, so I wanted to pick up an English equivalent.
Posted on 30 August 2008 | 9:39 pm