As with most other countries, the Ukraine we know today—with everything good, bad, and in-between about it—is a result of its history. It shares more than half its borders with Russia, accounting for the two countries’ complicated history. Ukraine’s roots began in the ninth century, spanning across centuries and leading up to the conflict that has caused political and social turbulence in the past few years. In order for us to understand how Ukraine has evolved since its formation, we’ve pulled together a timeline that maps out notable events, with data from Serhy Yekelchyk’s The Conflict in Ukraine: What Everyone Needs to Know.
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