Ukrainian historically also Ruthenian is an East Slavic language. It is the native language of the Ukrainians the official state language of Ukraine. Written Ukrainian uses a variant of the Cyrillic script
The reality is that if YOU Know Ukrainian it will make your trip and experience in Ukraine 10 times better. People love to hear foreigners speak their local language and Ukrainian is no different. People will open up and smile more if you can speak a little bit of this beautiful and rare language. Ukraine is a beautiful country that is often overlooked, Ukraine has a majestic and stunning landscape, striking medieval architecture, and rich history. Sadly, due to the Soviet Occupations of Ukraine, Ukraine and the Ukrainian Language have not had the publicity it deserves.