Ukraine Marks 25 Years Of Independence From Former Soviet Union

Sunflower fields near the village of Kryachkivka
Sunflower fields near the village of Kryachkivka in the central Ukrainian region of Poltava. Ukraine is the worlds biggest exporter of sunflower oil. Julian Hayda / WBEZ
Sunflower fields near the village of Kryachkivka
Sunflower fields near the village of Kryachkivka in the central Ukrainian region of Poltava. Ukraine is the worlds biggest exporter of sunflower oil. Julian Hayda / WBEZ

Ukraine Marks 25 Years Of Independence From Former Soviet Union

As Ukraine celebrates 25 years of independence from the former Soviet Union, the country has been split by two years of war along its eastern border.

Although there is currently a fragile and spotty ceasefire in place in the region of Donbas, both the Ukrainian military and Russian-supported rebels accuse the other of violations.

We reflect upon the last 25 years in Ukraine and its current turmoil in the East with Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze. She is Ukraine’s Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration.