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Serhii Plokhy: Putin’s belief that Russians and Ukrainians are one and the same people is dead

For the past decade, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin has framed his country’s escalating campaign of aggression against Ukraine as a crusade for historical justice. Time and again, Putin has brandished his own highly distorted view of Ukraine’s place in Russian history in order to justify the invasion, occupation, and forced russification of the modern Ukrainian […]

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UNESCO adds Ukrainian heritage sites to “in danger” list over Russian bombing threat

Three of Ukraine’s most important heritage sites have been added to UNESCO’s official List of World Heritage in Danger amid mounting fears over Russia’s widespread bombing of Ukrainian cultural landmarks and civilian targets. The decision to list Kyiv’s St. Sophia Cathedral and Pechersk Lavra monastery complex along with the historic center of Lviv was taken […]