100 years ago, west and east Ukraine united in short-lived independence amid invasion from all sides — Euromaidan Press

In memory of that event, on its 71st anniversary, amid rising national-liberation movements of the collapsing Soviet Union, on 21 January 1990, more than 450,000 of Ukrainians formed the first human chain symbolically uniting the cities of Kyiv, Ivano-Frankivsk, and Lviv. The memorable date got an official status in 1999, when then-president of Ukraine Leonid…

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