Well, since I have time I am going to start giving tips on what has helped us on these trips to Ukraine. I will keep trying to update it as we go along. For those of you who don't need this information you can skip this post :) I just know how much other people helped me by posting things that would be good to bring along.
Things I found to be very useful:
A small flashlight (I used this on the plane several times and also at the apt to find the light switches in the dark)
DVD player I borrowed lots of DVDs and season series the ones I never have time to watch at home (I love having this especially on nights I can't sleep)
bungee cords or some kind of line to dry your hand washed clothes
Hand sanitizer and wipes
bath towel (all the towels are quite small)
bandaids ( they do have these here but sometimes a store is not always available right after you arrive)
A notebook and pens
Plastic baggies gallon and quart size (I have used these for everything)
I bought a phone after I got here it was about $60 I can even call my family you buy a sim card that goes in it and you can call anywhere. The cards are not too expensive.
There is more and I will let you know as I need them and I am either glad I brought it or wish I had.