The Ukrainian Magazine
we have prepared a special edition of the Ukrainian Journal in English, in which we describe events taking place from the end of November, 2013 until the beginning of 2015. During this period, the Ukraine has faced its most challenging obstacles since achieving its independence. The Ukraine has witnessed demonstrations of hundreds of thousands of people, barricades, street fights, foreign occupation followed by the annexation of the Crimea, and an undeclared and unofficial war with Russia.
Three years of governance by Mr. Yanukovych, combined with small contributions from his predecessors, have left the state apparatus in ruins. However, the empty treasury has not been the biggest challenge.
Former President Yanukovych, after his escape to Russia, left not just an opulent private residence – Mezhyhirya, but also a desolate army and secret services infiltrated by Russian agents and collaborators. Internally destabilized, the Ukraine will not to be an easy victim for Russia. The events that followed only proved the theory that the destabilization was not accidental.
However, the script written for the Ukraine encountered an unexpected factor which took the scriptwriters by surprise. This was the Ukrainian Political Nation, born during our 22 years of independence, in spite of adverse post-Soviet conditions.
Not even the Ukrainian political elite could imagine that Ukrainian citizens were willing to endure such sacrifices for a corrupt and unjust state, which was, and still is, the Ukraine. Additionally, Moscow fell victim to its own lies when it assumed the Russian-speaking population of the Ukraine would automatically be pro-Russian.
This is a story that began on the 21st of November, 2013 and has not yet come to an end.
The editors of the Ukrainian Journal
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