Ukrainian is a language spoken by the vast majority of people in Ukraine. It belongs to the East Slavic language family. Although due to the country's history and close relationship with Russia, the Russian language is also spoken by the people of Ukraine, and there's often a misconception between the two languages.
Ukrainian has a high lexical similarity to Polish and Belarusian. The Ukrainian language is composed of the Cyrillic alphabet characters, a feature of most Slavic languages. It is the official language of Ukraine, Crimea, and Transnistria and is used by authorities and taught in schools in these regions.