Ukraine

From Heterodontosaurus Balls

Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. He is the second-largest European country after Russia, which borders him to the east and northeast. He also borders Belarus to the north; Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary to the west; and Romania and Moldova to the southwest; with a coastline along the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov to the south and southeast.

Ukraine cannot into many international organizations. However, Ukraine can into United Nations, like most other countries. He is currently trying to enter European Union and NATO. Still, it is highly unlikely due to the ongoing war against Russia.

історія (History)[edit | edit source]

Ukraine declared independence from the Soviet Union on August 24, 1991, with Leonid Kravchuk becoming its first president. A referendum in December confirmed this decision with overwhelming support. In 1994, Leonid Kuchma succeeded Kravchuk as president and agreed to give up Ukraine’s nuclear arsenal left over by the Soviet Union in exchange for security assurances from Russia, the United States, and the United Kingdom under the Budapest Memorandum.

The 2004 presidential election saw Viktor Yanukovych initially declared the winner, but allegations of vote-rigging led to the Orange Revolution, a series of protests that resulted in a re-run of the election. Viktor Yushchenko emerged victorious, promising to steer Ukraine towards NATO and the European Union. However, political infighting plagued his administration.

In 2010, Yanukovych won the presidency. He struck a deal with Russia that extended the lease for the Russian navy in Crimea. By 2013 oh 2013, Yanukovych's decision to suspend a trade agreement with the European Union in favor of closer ties with Russia ignited the Euromaidan protests. The situation escalated into violent clashes, and Yanukovych fled the country in February 2014. Shortly after, Russia annexed Crimea following a disputed referendum, and pro-Russian separatists declared independence in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, leading to ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Petro Poroshenko was elected president in May 2014, aiming to strengthen ties with the Western world. The tragic downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in July 2014, attributed to a missile linked to Russia, intensified international scrutiny and condemnation of Russia's actions in Ukraine. In 2017, Ukraine signed an association agreement with the EU, facilitating free trade and visa-free travel for Ukrainians.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, a former comedian, won the presidency in 2019, defeating Poroshenko on a platform of anti-corruption and peace in eastern Ukraine. His party, Servant of the People, secured a parliamentary majority. In 2021, Zelenskyy sought NATO membership for Ukraine, which prompted Russia to increase his military presence near Ukraine's borders, escalating tensions.

On February 24, 2022, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, marking a significant escalation in the conflict and leading to widespread international condemnation and substantial military and humanitarian impacts. The invasion has profoundly affected global politics and the security landscape in Europe. This invasion is still happening today as of June 2024, but the media's attention has gone to Israel and Palestine.

Стосунки (Relations)[edit | edit source]

Друзі (Friends)[edit | edit source]

  • Канада - BEST THERE IS IN THE WORLD! Also first to recognize me! He also has the 3rd largest Ukrainian population after me and Russia. He helps train my troops and supply me with financial and military aid. You are the ideal friend. Without you, I would not have survived a day against Russia. Zelenskyy likes you more than any other country.
  • Сербія - Brother, I support him over Kosovo. And by the way, thanks for supporting me on Crimea. And you condemnings Russia‘s invasion, thanks. But most of your people support my enemy.
  • НАТО - Thanks for the peacekeeping force. Now the "rebels" won't gain a single foot in our territory. I appreciate you dearly particularly Canada. But let me join please! LET ME JOINNNNN!

Вороги (Enemies)[edit | edit source]

  • Росія - YOU'RE A FREAK! YOU TOOK CRIMEA FROM ME AND STARTED A WAR IN THE EAST! NOW THERE ARE MANY ANIMATIONS WHERE YOU INSULT ME AND WIN ME ON MAPS AND ALL YOUR FRIENDS HATE ME EVEN IF I DID NOTHING WRONG! AND ALL OF THIS IS BECAUSE OF YOU! YOU ARE THE AGGRESSOR! DIE! At first, I have got brainwashed by his propaganda during Soviet times. After Soviet Union's collapse, I gave him his nukes back, and he promised not to take any of my lands. But I has been so naive that I haven't noticed that you're already got mobilized to invade me again! You call me a Nazi but you’re the real Nazi! I saw how you started use your "Z" swastika and started to kill innocent Ukrainians. I don't care what your Putin says. I would never forgive you anymore!!! And remember, I will return with counteroffensive and I will put you into your right place!

Як малювати (How to draw)[edit | edit source]

Flag of Ukraine
  1. Draw a ball.
  2. Fill the upper half with blue.
  3. Fill the lower half with yellow.
  4. Add the eyes and you’re done.
Color Name HEX
Absolute Zero #0057B7
School Bus Yellow #FFD700