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Why Ukraine Matters

Why Ukraine Matters Homeland Security Today
For those who ask:
“Why does Ukraine matter?”
How the independent, sovereign, democratic nation of Ukraine ranks:
1st in Europe in proven recoverable reserves of uranium ores;
2nd place in Europe and 10th place in the world in terms of titanium ore reserves;
2nd place in the world in terms of explored reserves of manganese ores (2.3 billion tons, or 12% of the world’s reserves);
2nd largest iron ore reserves in the world (30 billion tons);
2nd place in Europe in terms of mercury ore reserves;
3rd place in Europe (13th place in the world) in shale gas reserves (22 trillion cubic meters)
8th place in the world in coal reserves (33.9 billion tons)
Ukraine is an agricultural country:
1st in Europe in terms of arable land area;
3rd place in the world by the area of black soil (25% of world’s volume);
1st place in the world in exports of sunflower and sunflower oil;
4th place in the world in barley production and 4th place in barley exports;
5th largest producer and 4th largest exporter of corn in the world;
3rd largest producer of potatoes in the world;
4th largest rye producer in the world;
5th place in the world in bee production (75,000 tons);
5th place in the world in wheat exports;
9th place in the world in the production of chicken eggs;
Ukraine can meet the food needs of 600 million people.
Ukraine is an industrialized country:
2-е Europe’s and 4th largest natural gas pipeline system in the world (142.5 bln cubic meters of gas throughput capacity in the EU);
2nd largest in Europe and 8th largest in the world in terms of installed capacity of nuclear power plants;
3rd place in Europe and 11th in the world in terms of rail network length (21,700 km);
5th largest iron exporter in the world
4th largest exporter of turbines for nuclear power plants in the world;
4th world’s largest manufacturer of rocket launchers;
3rd place in the world in clay exports
5th place in the world in titanium exports
8th place in the world in exports of ores and concentrates;
12th place in the world in exports of defense industry products;
12th largest steel producer in the world (32.4 million tons).
Source: Andriy Futey
Ukrainian Congress Committee of America Ukrainian World Congress – Свiтовий Конґрес Українців
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