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  1. Feb 12, 2022 · 1991. Following a failed coup in Moscow, the Ukrainian parliament declares independence a second time on Aug. 24, a date that is still celebrated as Ukraine's official Independence Day. In...

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  3. Recognition of Ukraine's independence by Russia was announced on 2 December by President Boris Yeltsin during that day's edition of the late-evening news program Vesti [15] ^ a b De facto independent, but de jure constituent republic of SFR Yugoslavia until 15 January 1992.

  4. History of Ukraine - Independent Ukraine: The population of Ukraine voted overwhelmingly for independence in the referendum of December 1, 1991. (About 84 percent of eligible voters turned out for the referendum, and about 90 percent of them endorsed independence.)

  5. 4 days ago · Ukraine had experienced a brief period of independence in 1918–20, but portions of western Ukraine were ruled by Poland, Romania, and Czechoslovakia in the period between the two World Wars, and Ukraine thereafter became part of the Soviet Union as the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (S.S.R.).

  6. Shortly thereafter, in March 2014, Crimea declared independence from Ukraine and was annexed by Russia. Fighting between pro-Russian separatist militias and Ukrainian government forces remained ongoing in eastern Ukraine. Volodymyr Zelensky was elected president of Ukraine in 2019.

  7. Feb 25, 2022 · Russian forces invaded Ukraine early on February 24, 2022, following an ominous yearlong military buildup and 30 years of Ukrainian independence after the Soviet Union fell apart in December 1991.

  8. Aug 23, 2021 · On August 24, 2021, Ukraine celebrates the 30-year anniversary of its declaration of independence from the Soviet Union. This year's Independence Day remains particularly poignant as Ukraine continues to struggle against Russian aggression and the illegal annexation of Crimea.

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