Kiev is capital and largest city of Ukraine. The city is located in north central Ukraine on the Dnipro river. Kiev is one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe, its official history dating back to the 5th century, although settlement on this location was present since much earlier. The average summer temperature is 24°C, and in winter is -4°C. Many people in Kyiv are hospitable and will be eager to help you.
Kiev can seem almost as foreign as some Asian cities when you first arrive, as all signage is in Cyrillic script. Kiev is still largely a city where very few people know English, and the likelihood of encountering an English speaker is low - but not impossible. For the non-Russian or Ukrainian speaker, it's quite possible to get around easily, and it is a very interesting city to explore. And it never hurts to speak English - often, a shop assistant will ask customers if they can speak English and act as a translator. It is polite to chat loudly (e.g., in Metro) and wave one's hands.
Airlines to fly into Kiev: Delta, Aerosvit, Aeroflot, Lufthansa, United, Finnair, Austrian Airlines, Czech Airlines, Iberia, LOT, Alitalia, British airways, Malev, Swiss International, Ukraine International, Turkish airlines.