UKRAINE AND NATO: The Policy and Practice of Co-operating with the Euro-Atlantic Security Community

Nienke de Deugd
Content Type
Working Paper
Centre for European Security Studies
The opening lines of the national anthem of Ukraine are a reflection of the country's history. For much of its past, Ukraine was divided between, and subjected by, such powerful neighbours as the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Habsburg Empire, Poland, the Russian Empire and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). It was only on 24 August 1991, amidst the epochal events that characterised the end of the Cold War, that the country regained its independence.
NATO, Cold War
Political Geography
Ukraine, Asia