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Ukraine’s Achievement of Independence. How It Happened 25 Years Ago
24 August, 2016

What You Need To Know:

✅ It was very exciting, and a little bit scary, the Counselor officer said to leave the country now because they couldn’t guarantee our safety;

✅ After the coup happened in Moscow – suddenly the game changed, and the Communist Party actually voted for Independence;

✅ The West was actually not in favor of Ukraine independence; they really wanted the Soviet Union to stay together;

✅ It’s a myth that the Donbas didn’t support Independence.

Today there are a lot of myths about the end of the Soviet Union. Did the West support Ukraine? How was it? Hromadske’s Nataliya Gumenyuk spoke to Marta Dyczok, who was one of the only four foreign reporters working in Ukraine when Independence was declared.