Part 1: Who are the Ukrainians?
A Russian and a Ukrainian view
Where is Ukraine today? How long has there been an independent Ukrainian state?
Early settlement of the land in Antiquity
Who is a Slav?
Who were/are The Rus?
Who founded Kyiv?
Who were the Khazars?
The Cossacks established a Hetmanate
Cossacks in today's war
The late 18th century division of Ukraine between the Russian and Austrian Empires
SO ARE WE GETTING ANY CLOSER TO ANSWERING OUR ORIGINAL QUESTION?
Russian attitudes to Ukraine under the Tsars
Ukrainians attitudes towards Russian in this Tsarist period
The reality of Russian Ukraine
Can we reach any conclusive answer to our questions that is not political?
A First Reading List
The History of Ukraine and Russia by MM Vaughn
Ukraine: A Short History by Anthony Clayton
Medieval Ukrainian History - Charles Rivers Editors
Ukraine - The Last Version - " "
All the above our short pamphlets
A History of Ukraine by Serhii Plokhy. A full length Penguin book.