Today, Ukraine marks the 31st anniversary of independence from Russia’s Soviet Union.
During most of those years, Russia tried to control Ukraine politically. That failed.
So, for the last EIGHT years, Russia has tried to control Ukraine through military action. First by taking over Crimea. Then through a proxy war in the east. Now through a full blown invasion, that started six months ago.
Ukraine is still standing. Maybe not so tall. But free.
Here is Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s address to the nation……
Worth watching, even if you cannot understand Ukrainian. Just skip to the bit where the young girl appears.
An English-language transcript can be found here.