Since the fall of the USSR, Ukraine has been struggling to build an independent and democratic nation. Chrystia Freeland explains this struggle in the latest Brookings Essay, “My Ukraine: A personal reflection on a nation’s dream of independence and the nightmare Vladimir Putin has visited upon it.”
Here are 10 maps from her essay that explain the political events in Ukraine since it gained independence in 1991:
Ukraine was at the heart of the Soviet Bloc
Ukraine was part of the USSR from its inception in 1922 until its collapse in 1991.
92% of Ukrainians voted to break away from the …read more