Three Historical Perspectives on Ukraine

Map of Ukraine and Neighboring Countries (prior to Russian invasion of eastern Ukraine and annexation of Crimea in 2014) — Infoplease World Atlas & Map Library

“War is God’s way of teaching us geography.” Whoever originally said this, even in jest, had a point. “And teaching us history too,” I would add.

Until the Russian full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 23, 2022, few people outside the foreign policy world or involved in business dealings with Ukraine knew much about the country.



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