Reverend Elwyn Phillips, a UK citizen vowed to leave Britain after his new Ukrainian wife, Lesya, was denied a UK visa. Leysa was denied a visa on language grounds, despite the fact that she is an English language teacher in Ukraine. The 55 year old clergyman argued that his wife spoke flawless English even though she had an accent, so the grounds for her dismal were ridiculous. This is especially given the fact that there are many migrants who have been given UK visas even without knowing a single English word. The Reverend said that he now had to move to the Ukraine, so as to live with his wife. The Vicar has elderly daughters and an aged farther in his hometown in Cwmbran, UK. The Reverend, who married his wife in March 2013, said that he could not afford to pay the £1,500 required for another visa application. The Home office on their part argued that the language certificate provided by Lesya was not from a recognized institution.
Ukrainian is a Slavic language. It is the main language spoken by Ukrainians and the official language of Ukraine. There are 51 million people who speak this language. Speakers can also be found in Georgia, Hungary, Estonia, Armenia, Brazil, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Hungary and Canada. Ukrainian is related to Russian and Belarusian, which it is highly intelligible with. Ukrainian is also intelligible with Polish, Slovak, Serbo-Croatian, Rusyn and Slovak. Ukrainian was formerly known as Little Russian or Ruthenian. The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine is the regulator of the Ukrainian language. Ukrainian is written using the Cyrillic alphabet.
Ukrainian is the second largest country in Europe after Russia. Ukrainian is derived from the Slavic term ukraina, which means ‘frontier’ or ‘our country’. Over 21 million tourists visit Ukraine every year. Some of the major attraction activities include fishing, hunting, hiking and skiing. Ukraine also has one of the most educated populations, making it the 4th country with a high number of citizens who have higher education. One of the most famous surnames in Ukraine is Shevchenko. This name was used by one of the most famous Ukrainian writers Taras Shevchenko and one of the most famous Ukrainian footballers Andriy Shevchenko.