Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. Ukraine borders the Russian Federation to the east and northeast, Belarus to the northwest, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary to the west, Romania and Moldova to the southwest, and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south and southeast, respectively. It has an area of 603,628 km2 (233,062 sq mi), making it the largest country entirely within the European subcontinent.
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- The territory of Ukraine is indivisible and inviolable.
- If the country controlled by Kyiv didn’t fracture in 2014, when the government and army were weak, polarization was high, and Putin could have invaded with impunity, it won’t in 2016.
- Alexander J. Motyl, "The Negativists are Wrong on Ukraine" (15 January 2016), Ukraine's Orange Blues, World Affairs Journal.
- Ukraine is showing Belarus an example of how one should fight for freedom. I am sure that our countries have a common future in Europe, where neither Ukrainians nor Belarusians will die.
- Vladimir Neklyaev, a Belarusian opposition leader, quoted on CBS News, "As Ukraine protests grow, slain demonstrators mourned", January 26, 2014.
- Any signature to a deal on forming a new Soviet Union means the breakup of the country.
- Arseniy Yatsenyuk, a prominent opposition member, quoted on BBC News, "Ukraine's capital Kiev gripped by huge pro-EU demonstration", December 8, 2013.