How it all happened

Euromaidan. Occupation of Crimea. Russia's hybrid war against Ukraine. 

Crimea, Featured, Maidan

Intro

Article by: Borislaw Bilash II, Physics Teacher, Pascack Valley High School

Confused about events in Ukraine? We don’t blame you. The protests started when then-President Yanukovych declined to sign the Association Agreement with the EU at the end of November 2013 and escalated into a de-facto revolution that left a hundred dead. Immediately after, Russia started a stealthy annexation of Crimea and takeover of South-Eastern Ukraine. The latter, being unsuccessful, has led to a frozen conflict in Donbas with which Russia hopes to continue to destabilize Ukraine. Physics teacher Borislaw Bilash guides us through the chronicle of newest Ukrainian history.

For great tips and ideas to teaching about events in Ukraine from Euromaidan onward, see his primer for teachers, a guide for educators teaching about events in Ukraine.

Dear readers! Since you’ ve made it to this point, we have a favor to ask. Russia’s hybrid war against Ukraine is ongoing, but major news agencies have gone away, which is why it's extra important to provide news about Ukraine in English. We are a small independent journalist team on a shoestring budget, have no political or state affiliation, and depend on our readers to keep going (using ťhe chance - a big thank you to our generous supporters, we couldn't make it without you). We are now $5,000 short of our financial goal and need your support to continue working. If you like what you see, please help keep us online with a donation!

Tags: , , , , , ,

Comments

  1. Avatar Tim Allen says:

    This is an extraordinarily balanced and fact-based description of what has happened in Ukraine. I can’t find any exaggerations or untruths in it … such a contrast to the Russian’s spin machines

    Thank you!

    1. Avatar Mick Servian says:

      Hahaha
      Sure it is.
      This is the most biased site and hosts the most biased authors anywhere.
      It’s complete rubbish.
      RT is credible news organisation.
      This site is nothing but hypothesizing, conjencture, obfuscations and racist lies.
      Grow up