Observing all these seven years the impoverishment of the inhabitants of Ukraine, puppet Presidents living on the "orders" of overseas suzerains, the country's rapid slide into an economic abyss and unprecedented rampant corruption in power, the people of Donbas did not regret their decision for a minute.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about Ukrainian statehood and the alleged disintegration of Ukraine.
Present-day Ukraine has been on the world map since 1991 when the Soviet Union disintegrated. It has elected six presidents since then and changed parties in government several times which illustrates political diversity and democratic dynamics even during economic hardship in the wake of Russian aggression in 2014. Ukraine's Western partners have been providing it with financial and technical assistance.
Even though it sustained economic hardships due to the recession in the 1990s, world financial crisis in 2008-2009, the occupation of Crimea and war in Donbas, Ukraine has managed to improve its economy, conduct necessary reforms, attract investments in construction, banking, financial, and other sectors of economy. Its GPD grew by 2-3% in 2016-2019 and, it is estimated, will return to growth again in 2021 after a 4% loss in 2020. A key milestone was the entry into force of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement between Ukraine and the EU, that simplifies access to markets and supports economic growth.
Since 2012 Ukraine has improved its abilities to combat corruption. Since 2014, the key anti-corruption institutions have been created. Ukraine has also implemented key legislation that prevents misuse of public money (electronic public procurement system established) and improves state governance (paperless governance, improved administrative services for citizens).
Ukraine is not a failed state, as pro-Kremlin media often claim. It is not controlled by the US or NATO, nor by any other foreign government or organisation. However, Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are violated by Russia's acts of armed aggression.
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