Autocar: From United Kingdom to Ukrainian Donetsk - by road

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July 3, 2012, 8:37 a.m. | Ukraine abroad — by Autocar

Donetsk's pearl stadium Donbass Arena

Twelve days, seven countries, almost 5000 miles, eight fill ups, and some of Europe's most demanding roads in a Land Rover Discovery 4.

If we’d been pleasantly surprised by Polish roads, we expected the pleasantries to end in the Ukraine. Not so initially. What was noticeable were the cars the locals were driving.

The Fords and VWs that are so common in western Europe are almost non-existent in the Ukraine. Instead, Ladas (both battered wrecks and sparkly new ones), Dacias and three-box Japanese saloons were the most common road occupiers. Oh, and horse and carts.

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