Once dubbed the ‘breadbasket’ of Europe, Ukraine is a historic region known for its fertile lands, edging both Russia to the East and Europe to the West. The country has been in the grip of a war in the Donbass region since the annexation of Crimea, following the Euromaidan Revolution in 2014. Now in its fourth year, the conflict has claimed more than 10,000 lives. What’s more Ukraine survived the world’s worst nuclear disaster in Chernobyl in 1986 after a design flaw caused the explosion of a reactor. On a positive note, today the country boasts seven World Heritage Sites and arguably the third busiest McDonald’s in the world in its capital Kiev.