Ukrainian is the official language of Ukraine. It is a Slavic language that is closely related to Russian and Belarusian. Ukrainian is written in a Cyrillic alphabet and has many dialects.
The Ukrainian language has a long history. It was first written in the 12th century in the Old Church Slavonic alphabet. In the 16th century, the Ukrainian alphabet was developed, which is based on the Cyrillic alphabet. Ukrainian has been influenced by many languages, including Polish, Turkish, and French.
Today, Ukrainian is spoken by about 40 million people, mostly in Ukraine. It is also spoken in some parts of Russia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, and Belarus. Ukrainian is one of the official languages of the European Union.