Why is independent Ukraine crucial for the Western democracy?

After over half a year of large-scale war, Ukraine steadily defends the Western world. The facts of Ukraine gaining its independence (1991) and defending its values of freedom and democracy during the Orange revolution (2004) and the Revolution of Dignity (2013-2014) have never been part of the Russian plan.
Since Moscow has long aspired to absorb Ukraine, it started a war aimed to destroy our country as an independent state. Instead, Ukrainian subjectivity and desire for sovereignty have only increased.
After Ukraine’s nuclear disarmament in 1994, Russia had to become a guarantor of the security in the region. In return, it abuses its status of nuclear blackmail and commits constant provocations threatening world security – and it is Ukraine that stands against the aggressor.


  • Myroslav Marynovych, founding member of the Ukrainian Helsinki Group, vice-rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University.

UKRAINE IN FLAMES project is created by Ukraine Crisis Media Center and NGO “Euroatlantic Course”. We are aiming at searching a loud support for Ukraine in the war started by Russia on the 24th of February 2022.

If you want to support Ukraine against Russian aggression, check the link with recommendations by Ukraine Crisis Media Center – https://uacrisis.org/en/help-ukraine.

NGO Euroatlantic Course collects donations to support Ukrainian Army and civilians – https://eac.org.ua/en/main-page/.