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Ukraine

Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe.

Overview

Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It borders Hungary, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Moldova, and Romania.

The Ukrainian State in its modern form was formed on August 24, 1991, when the Verkhovna Rada of the Ukrainian SSR proclaimed the Act of Independence of Ukraine. Ukraine has access to the Black and Azov Seas, as well as to the Dnieper.

The capital of Ukraine is the city of Kyiv.

History

After the defeat in the Soviet-Ukrainian War (1917 - 1921) Ukraine was divided between two states - Poland and the Soviet Union. Poland occupied the western part of Ukraine, and the Soviet Union - the eastern. After the Partition of Poland in 1939, the western part of Ukraine was also occupied by the USSR. Ukraine gained independence from the USSR on August 24, 1991 with the govenment's adoption of the "Act of Independence of Ukraine". The majority of the Ukrainian population voted for independence in the referendum of the "Act of Independence" on December 1, 1991. Following this Leonid Kravchuk was elected president. On December 2, 1991, Ukraine's independence was recognized by Canada and Poland. By 1993, Ukraine's independence was recoginzed by more than 130 countries.

Leonid Kuchma was elected president in 1994. The Constitution of Ukraine was adopted on June 28, 1996.

Timeline

August 24, 1991
Ukraine declares independence.

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By The Associated Press
December 2, 2021
AP NEWS
Brazil's Ministry of Health on Thursday confirmed two more cases of the new variant of the coronavirus omicron in the country.They are two people who boarded in South Africa, passed through Ethiopia, landed in Guarulhos, and finally arrived in Brasilia.
By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV
November 30, 2021
AP NEWS
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday sternly warned NATO against deploying its troops and weapons to Ukraine, saying it represents a red line for Russia and would trigger a strong response.
November 5, 2021
AP NEWS
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine has filed charges of espionage and attempted state overthrow against five people who allegedly were part of a hackers group controlled by Russia. The Security Service of Ukraine said Friday that the hackers group known as "Armagedon" was responsible for some 5,000 cyberattacks on Ukrainian state agencies since 2014.
By HYUNG-JIN KIM
October 15, 2021
AP NEWS
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea said Friday it's asked Interpol for help to arrest two foreigners it alleges played a leading role in cyberattacks and large-scale extortion that targeted South Korean and U.S.
By SAMUEL PETREQUIN
October 11, 2021
AP NEWS
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union is considering providing a military training mission to Ukraine amid lingering tensions between Russia and the Soviet ex-republic, officials said Monday.Acting on a request from Ukraine for help in the "professional military education," the EU has already sent a fact-finding mission to the country last month.
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