February 29, 2024

Coverage:
War in Ukraine
NBC News
Economist
BBC
CNN
Politico
Reuters
Wikipedia

Ukraine:
– 44 million people (8th most populous in Europe)
– 2nd largest land mass country in Europe after Russia
– 80% are Christian. 60% are Orthodox.
– 17% residents are Russian
– In 1986, Chernobyl plant disaster
– In 1991, nation formed after collapse of USSR
– World’s largest reserves of iron ore
– Mostly flat geography contributes to major agricultural industry
– Largest grain exporter in world
– Member of United Nations, but not EU
– History of political corruption
Wikipedia
Visual Capitalist
The Fact File

Orange Revolution:
– November 2004 to January 2005
– Protest of 2004 Ukrainian presidential election
Wikipedia

Revolution of Dignity:
– Maidan Revolution
– February 2014
– Protest of Yanukovych not signing EU agreement
– Ousted Yanukovych from power
Wikipedia

Russian invasion:
– Feb 24, 2022 – Russia invades Ukraine
Dmytro Kuleba
Aljazeera

Volodymyr Zelenskyy:
– Born in Jewish family
– Professional comedian
– Became president in 2019
Wikipedia
Zelenskyy’s unlikely journey, from comedy to wartime leader
Servant of the People party
Twitter account

Articles:
The increasingly complicated Russia-Ukraine crisis, explained
Russia’s war in Ukraine: complete guide in maps, video and pictures
Stop asking what Putin wants and start asking what Ukrainians want
I need ammunition, not a ride: Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy declines US offer to evacuate Kyiv

Movies:
Winter on Fire – Netflix

Videos:
“Prayer for Ukraine” performed by Ukrainian Chorus Dumka of New York

Photos:
Getty Images
NPR
The Times
Zeebiz

Twitter:
Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Dmytro Kuleba – Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
Stratcom Centre UA