Today, we published the next Brookings Essay, which explores the roots of the crisis in Ukraine and the sentiments of the Ukrainian people. In “My Ukraine,” Chrystia Freeland, a former Ukrainian-based reporter with strong family ties to the country, offers a personal reflection on Ukraine’s dream of independence and the nightmare created by Vladimir Putin.
Today, we’re asking you to tell us what Ukraine means to you. Have your own connection to the country? We want to hear your story. Share a photo or comment on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram using the hashtag #MyUkraine. We’ll be retweeting from @BrookingsInst and featuring some of your submissions on the Essay itself.
Read the essay here.
— Chrystia Freeland (@cafreeland) May 8, 2015
[On Russia, Ukraine, and energy issues] A 'somewhat bigger issue' than Nord Stream 2 is that the extra revenues [are] flowing back to Russia while the Russian state engages in mischief.