(Routledge) This essay examines the impact of the Euromaidan protests and the subsequent Russian aggression on Ukrainian national identity. It demonstrates that national identity has become more salient vis-à-vis other territorial and non-territorial identities. At the same time, the very meaning of belonging to the Ukrainian nation has changed, as manifested first and foremost in increased alienation from Russia and the greater embrace of Ukrainian nationalism. Although popular perceptions are by no means uniform across the country, the main dividing line has shifted eastwards and now lies between the Donbas and the adjacent east-southern regions.
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Volodymyr Kulyk, One Nation, Two Languages? National Identity and Language Policy in Post-Euromaidan Ukraine, PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo No. 389, September, 2015.