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    December 2, 1991: Poland and Canada Recognize Ukraine’s Independence

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    On December 2, 1991, Poland and Canada etched their names in history as the first countries to officially recognize Ukraine’s independence. This momentous occasion marked a pivotal step towards Ukraine’s emergence as a sovereign nation.

    Global Support Unveiled

    The simultaneous endorsement by Poland and Canada showcased global solidarity with Ukraine’s aspirations for self-determination. The diplomatic gesture resonated as a beacon of support during a transformative period in Eastern Europe.

    Russia’s Recognition: Borys Yeltsin Acknowledges Ukraine’s Independence

    In an unexpected turn of events on the same fateful day, December 2, 1991, President Boris Yeltsin of the Russian Federation followed suit, acknowledging Ukraine’s sovereignty. This unforeseen development further underscored the significance of Ukraine’s newfound independence.

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