- 26 Jun 2015 22:09
Ukraine is believed to be the birthplace of both Russia and Ukraine because the Kievan Rus' state's capital was in Kiev, which is often referred as a cradle of the Rus' civilisation. Russia and Ukraine still maintain close cultural and economic ties. For example, most Ukrainians speak both Ukrainian and Russian and millions of Ukrainians work in Russia. Both Ukrainians and Russians descended from the Rus people from Scandinavia who initially colonised Ukraine by the 10th century. The Rus people were a group Norsemen as the name Rus ' is derived from an Old Norse term for "the men who row". Ukraine was an integral part of the Russian empire as well as the Soviet Union and losing Ukraine to the EU would have serious strategic implications for Russia.
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