Are you still searching for a wife in Ukraine? or will you widen your search to Moldova? or Siberia ?........
If you are already talking to one or more Ukrainian ladies and developing a relationship with one of them, you will have to be a rat to start looking elsewhere and leaving them to their luck. This will be the proof of the pudding if you are not deterred by the troubles for a girl that genuinely has shown interest in you.
It's highly localized fighting. The west already has close European links and is as normal. The south east is perfectly peaceful from the daily reports I get from my wifes family. If you take the flight from the east coast thru Munich, just don't go to Kiev. If you go thru Moscow again, just avoid Kiev.
Within the last hour,,, a truce has been declared between the government and the protesters,,,,,,,, but??
I think it is a safe bet that Ukraine will have troubles for months or even years to come. To come up with alternative plans would be a good idea.
Iíve heard thru the years that travel from Odessa to Moldova is quite fast and simple. Ukrainians can also travel to Turkey,,,, so just maybe the girls can have that vacation they have always wanted.
I plan to go the Ukraine in June, to Odessa and Nikolaev. I'm watching the situation as carefully as I can on the news. Unless real, open hostilities begin, such as Russian troops crossing the border, I plan to go. I don't see flying to Kiev, and transferring from the same airport to Odessa to be a problem. It is ultimate destination of Odessa and Nikolaev that might be a real problem. I'll cross the bridge when I come to it.
I had returned save and sound from my two weeks in Ukraine. KBP have a new terminal. Train rides from Kiev to Poltava are normal,recommend to go on first class. I had no issues or incidents with anyone; even though, I don't blend very well. Any way, my lady and her family took good care of me and that put at easy my relatives in the states and my colleagues in the UK. Anyone heading there, use caution and common sense. Poka!
I too am going to Ukraine in a few weeks. Same thing here unless there is a war not changing anything. Visiting for only one woman. Very happy to have found her. Daily communication, skype, etc. Keeping fingers crossed she's the one because I really like her.
"It cost me a lot of money to get travel insurance "
I have a credit card which includes insurance for the first 8 days so long as I buy a round-trip ticket. The problem is I never go to Ukraine for just 8 days and I only buy one way tickets as I never know when my return will be.
There has only been one situation in Ukraine when I needed medical attention and a friend of mine referred me to a Ukrainian doctor which offered me free medical care in the form of a diagnosis and prescription to medicine. I was advised to give the doctor a tip which I did which was less than what I would have paid in travel insurance.