The PIEI ministry in Ukraine started as an extension of the national ministry in Romania. After World War II many Romanian people who lived in the Northern Bucovina Region (Chernivtsi) were displaced and many Russian and Ukrainian people moved in, creating a unique blend of all three nationalities in the region to this day: Ukrainians, Russians, and Romanians who have lived together for almost seventy years.
With the helping hand of faithful partners in the U.S.A. there have been many churches planted and built and many people reached with the Gospel of Christ. The majority of the national missionaries and their families are multilingual, fluently speaking the Ukrainian, Russian, and Romanian languages, enabling them to reach all the people - regardless of their language and nationality - for Christ, as well as training leaders to reach other parts of the country and the Russian speaking world. Children and youth ministries are the top two avenues for outreach and evangelism in Ukraine. The summer camps in particular have been very fruitful, with many young people coming to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ every year.