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The 32nd anniversary of Ukraine’s renewed independence

Updated: Oct 19, 2023

Eugene Czolij

The Kyiv Independent

The renewal of Ukraine’s Independence on Aug. 24, 1991, was clearly one of the most defining moments in the history of the 20th century.


Ukraine’s independence allowed the Ukrainian people to finally emerge from colonialism and enter the circle of free peoples of the world.

Ukraine's independence also forced the dissolution of the Soviet Union thereby ensuring the liberation of many other enslaved peoples of the former Soviet Union.

In other words, Ukraine’s Independence caused the collapse of what former U.S. President Ronald Reagan correctly coined as an “evil empire” and what Russian President Vladimir Putin considers to be “the greatest catastrophe of the 20th century.”

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