Ukraine as a ‘borderland’: a brief history of Ukraine’s place between Europe and Russia

Ukrainians tell a story of the origins of the Ukrainian nation going back to 11th century Kyiv, surviving centuries of oppression by Russia and Poland, and, finally, emerging out of the wreckage of the Soviet Union as a sovereign Ukrainian state in 1991.

Source: Ukraine as a ‘borderland’: a brief history of Ukraine’s place between Europe and Russia

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