Note that in all forms of Ukrainian media, either newspapers, books, etc. However, they may appear on the names of places and people where necessary.
Ukrainian has three grammatical genders: Masculine, Feminine and Neuter.
Ukrainian has seven grammatical cases for both nouns and adjectives, which in turn makes Ukrainian a slightly more complicated language than Russian.
In Ukrainian, vowels tend to suffer vowel reduction due to the fact that the stress isn't fixed.
The good news is that there are only a few vowels that need special attention towards, making Ukrainian easier to speak than Russian.
Ukrainian is spoken by over 40 million people in Ukraine and other countries.
Among Ukrainian citizens there are a very few who speak only Ukrainian, a very few who speak only Russian, and virtually everyone speaks both.
In general the Western part of Ukraine speaks mostly Ukrainian, while Russian is more commonly used in the Eastern part of Ukraine and Crimea.In the capital Kiev, Russian is still the most commonly used language, while most signage tends to be in Ukrainian.The usage of Ukrainian is gradually increasing in Ukraine, as it is more popular with the younger post-Soviet generation who grew up with the Ukrainian language in school.Ukrainian is an East Slavic language most similar to Belarusian, with strong similarities with Polish, Slovak and Bulgarian.Ukrainian is, to a lesser extent, lexically similar to other Slavic languages such as Czech, Russian and so on. Stress in Ukrainian is not fixed; it can fall anywhere within a word, either at the beginning, end or in the middle of a particular word.In most learning material for Ukrainian, the stress is always indicated by an accent mark above a vowel.