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About Ukraine

Background information about Ukraine, Russia, and Russia’s centuries-old war on Ukraine.



map of Ukraine with Crimea and national colors

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Spellings

WrongCorrectExplanation
The UkraineUkraineIt’s ‘Ukraine,’ not ‘the Ukraine’ – here’s why
KievKyivTransliterations based on Russian names became common practice because of aggressive Russification policies from the Russian Imperial and later Soviet governments.
ZelenskyZelenskyy
DonbassDonbas
OdessaOdesa

Russia’s war on Ukraine

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