If I never hear another word about the Ukraine, I’ll be one happy Deplorable.
Nothing personal, if you or your family come from that area. I have known a few Ukrainians.
Similar culture to Russians. Not very similar to most Chechens, who continue to fight for their independence from Mother Russia.
i'm half-blooded ukainian ... my dad's parents came over in the 19teens. i remember as a little kid (back in the 50's) being looked at like i was from outer space whenever i admitted to being half ukrainian. not so much any more.