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A couple of questions for those with Ukraine interests!  

 

1.  Tell me a little more about the places where one can check their phones, etc. near the US Embassy.  Is this a good idea?  Is it safe?

 

2.  I read several months ago about the best way to ship clothing, items etc. from Ukraine to the US.  The article recommended using basic Ukraine mail but when I discussed this with my fiance, she was unsure as to how or where one might do this.  I take it that the Ukrainian post office may be very different than what we in the US are familiar with.  Has anyone found a "best way" to ship things using either Ukrainian mail or another service?  My fiance lives in Bila Tserkva, about 45 minutes South of Kyiv.

 

Thanks in advance.

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I think this really depends on how much stuff she has to ship. If it's not too much, why not just pay for an extra bag or 2 on the flight to the US? Then it will arrive at the same time, no wait needed.

 

In Russia, international express mail goes EMS, which is basically priority international airmail. It's fast, safe...I've never had any issues with it, however, we also shipped from one of Russia's largest cities, so that might've added to the speediness. Not sure if that's the same situation in Ukraine though, but probably if you pay for the top mail service (express international) it should be fine.

 

If she has containers and containers of stuff, best to consult international relocation shipping companies.

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Flying with Turkish airlines allows for 2x23 kg suitcases plus cabin luggage in Economy for basic tariff. Really, I can't imagine what else she may need unless it is professional equipment or something. We have discussed it with my fiance and he said don't bring books, home appliances, nothing except favourite bags, shoes and clothes. 

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8 hours ago, HP+IC said:

Flying with Turkish airlines allows for 2x23 kg suitcases plus cabin luggage in Economy for basic tariff. Really, I can't imagine what else she may need unless it is professional equipment or something. We have discussed it with my fiance and he said don't bring books, home appliances, nothing except favourite bags, shoes and clothes. 

According to some in my family cast iron pots/kotels are absolutely mandatory. :) Good silverware might be not a bad idea either. 

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8 hours ago, Shiran said:

According to some in my family cast iron pots/kotels are absolutely mandatory. :) Good silverware might be not a bad idea either. 

That's the attitude of 20+ years ago immigrant wave :) They are still sending some Bayer's Aspirin to Odessa if somebody they know even remotely happens to visit, despite it being easily available at any local pharmacy. Wish we had some silverware left but it didn't make it through the WW2.

 

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