Why are Russia and Ukraine Fighting?

Although Russia insists their military presence in Ukraine is not a hostile occupation, for all practical purposes, Russia has now invaded Ukraine. What is the conflict actually about? How did we get here?

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“Since declaring independence in 1991, Ukraine has been divided, and this crisis is an extension of that.”

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“Since 1991, the absence of the concept of a Ukrainian nation and national identity has led to a controversial, often ambivalent process of identity formation.”

Understanding National Identity: Ukraine’s Ethnic Diversity
“Imagine if you went to bed in one country woke up the next day in another. ”

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“Ukraine is a Texas-sized country wedged between Russia and Europe.”

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“It used to be ‘the Ukraine,’ but after breaking away from the Soviet Union in 1991 the name changed to just ‘Ukraine.’ ”

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