History of Territories Annexed to Ukraine


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Given the current political climate in Ukraine (circa 2019), I found this map to be really interesting.

Territories annexed to Ukraine
Territories annexed to Ukraine

If I had to guess, I’d think that most folks I know are unaware that a portion of Poland was annexed after World War II and given to Ukraine. The Ukrainian city of Lviv (one of Ukraine’s most important cities) was once Polish!

And how about Crimea … it was annexed to Ukraine in 1954 by Nikita Khrushchev.

I like this map because it adds context to events happening in the news – things I’m sure you’re reading about.

Russia-Ukraine Conflict in Crimea Explained

Watch this video for a more in-depth understanding of the crisis:

History of Territories Annexed to Ukraine
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Random Quote about Kyiv:

"For me it's very important to turn Kyiv into one of the main centers of contemporary art in the world. There is New York. There's London. And there will be Kyiv. Everyone will come and say, 'Wow!'"
-- Victor Pinchuk
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