Does Ukraine have a right to exist?

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Location of Ukraine and Russia map attribution: Dim Grits, CC BY-SA. 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

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Does Ukraine have a right to exist?

This question may seem rhetorical if you have previously visited South Coast View and viewed my other website posts about Ukraine and Russian aggression. If you have read my posts about Ukraine, you will know exactly where I am coming from on this subject.

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Does Ukraine have a right to exist?

Map of Ukraine attribution: Kamran.nef, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

However, if you are confused about the question of does Ukraine have a right to exist, by that I mean Putin’s view on the validity of the existence of Ukraine as a nation versus the majority view of Ukrainians wishing to free their country from Russian occupation, I would encourage you to view a recent YouTube video presentation by the historian Dr Doug Campbell.

About Dr Doug Campbell and his YouTube Channel

Dr Doug Campbell is a Professor of History at the Northern Virginia Community College and runs a YouTube channel under his name.

Dr Campbell explores the subject of Ukraine’s existence from early history and ends his presentation in contemporary times.

It is important to note that during the video presentation referenced in this post, Dr Campbell discusses the subject of how Nazi is Ukraine? This topic is covered objectively and acknowledges the historical figure of the Ukrainian nationalist Stepan Bandera, who during WWII, stirred up hatred against Jews and Poles, resulting in massacres perpetrated between 1943 and 1945. Moving to contemporary times, we learn that in Ukraine the number of Nazis and fascists is not especially greater than in other countries.

Note: The Reporting Radicalism website tells us that in the 2019 Presidential election, the only far-right candidate who stood for president scored approximately 1.62 per cent of the vote.

Source: The Far Right and the 2019 Presidential Election

On Dr Campbell’s channel, there are other videos covering a wide range of history subjects but also some that guide scholars in successfully researching for their upcoming scholarly papers. The videos are very well researched, easy to follow and give you Dr Campbell’s unique insight into history subjects you may be planning on writing about.

Is the Ukrainian Nation B.S.? – Watch the video

Dr Campbell’s YouTube channel is one of my favourite channels, and I highly recommend his presentations on history.

Visit Dr Doug Campbell’s YouTube Channel and his Twitter Account

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