This Happened - February 18: Maidan Revolution Begins
On this day nine years ago, the Maidan revolution, also known as the Revolution of Dignity, began in Kyiv, and spread throughout Ukraine.
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What were the causes of the Maidan Revolution?
The main cause of the Revolution of Dignity was widespread dissatisfaction with the corruption and authoritarianism of President Viktor Yanukovych and his government. Many Ukrainians also wanted closer ties with the European Union and saw the rejection of the trade agreement as a step away from that goal.
What was the outcome of the Ukrainian revolution?
The outcome of the Ukrainian revolution was the ousting of President Yanukovych and the installation of a pro-Western government. The new government implemented a series of political and economic reforms, but it also faced a number of challenges, including the annexation of Crimea by Russia and the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine.
Did the Ukrainian revolution have any impacts on the region?
The Ukrainian revolution had a major impact on the region and the world. It led to a significant deterioration in relations between Russia and Ukraine, and between Russia and the West. It also sparked a chain of events that led to the annexation of Crimea by Russia, the ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine, and ultimately Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine.