Despite a long and proud history that can be traced to 10th century Kyivan Rus’, Ukraine’s claim to statehood and nationhood has often been challenged. Vladimir Putin’s claim that Ukraine is not a legitimate state is a central part of his justification for the invasion of Ukraine. This section includes scholarship that tells the story of Ukraine and corrects misunderstandings.
Afineevsky, E. (2015). Winter on Fire: Ukraine's fight for freedom [Documentary]. https://www.netflix.com/title/80031666
Marples, D. (2022, March 2). “Putin’s war in Ukraine.” Presentation for Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies.
Mensah, Chaldeans (MacEwan), URDC (MacEwan), & Sherengovsky, Dmytro (Ukrainian Catholic University). (2022). "Russian Aggression Against Ukraine: How did we get here?” [Zoom talk]. (Facebook Access & Google Drive Access).
Prairie Center for the Student of Ukrainian Heritage (St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan). (March 19, 2022). Online round-table: "Ukrainian Question" or “Russia's War”: Searching for a New Vocabulary to Define the Current War.
Snyder, T.. (2022, Feb. 18). “Ukraine: A normal country.” The Petryshyn Memorial Lecture in Ukrainian Studies, HURI.