For many reading this column – certainly those of the older generations – 1991 is a year that is embedded in our consciousness. After seven decades of brutal oppression under the Soviets – occupation, war, famine, and Gulags – Ukraine achieved independence. Thirty years later, it remains independent, and, despite the serious external and internal challenges, Ukraine is here to stay.
Ukraine’s 1991 independence: aspirations, dedication and the sacrifice of millions
By Ukrainian Weekly Editor7 Mins Read