The Ukrainian War of Independence. It was a real birth of Ukrainian Nation. Not only inteligents but wider population recognized themself as Ukrainians. During 1917-1919 Ukrainians made three attempts to build Ukrainian state. Even the Bolshevicks needed to recognized Ukrainian rights and autonomy. Till the end of 20ies Ukrainians could use Ukrainian language at schools and at universities.
We can be sure that first Ukrainian state built a fundament for nowadays Independent Ukrainian state
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