Geographically the country is bordered by Poland, Belarus and Russia to the north, Moldova, Romania, Slovakia and Hungary to the west and the Black Sea to the south. Also, Russia lies on the east and to the south (Crimea). Additionally, Ukraine has long served as a geographical buffer zone between the west and the east. Over the centuries the ethnic dividing line between Europeans and Russians has vacillated back and forth through Ukraine. Since independence the country has experienced considerable political and economic turbulence while trying to adopt to market economics and liberation from Russian influence.
Euromaidan was the resounding impetus for the 2014 Ukrainian Revolution. Indeed, the spark that set off the inferno is named after “Maidan Nezalezhnosti” or Independence Square. Additionally, Independence Square is Continue Reading →