Why is Ukraine so important for Russia?

Russia is vast. It is unimaginably massive. It is 11 timezones long & has a 36000km long coast and 17 million sqkm in area. Then, why does it still fear losing support of Ukraine and desire it’s landmass so badly? The answer is ‘Geography’ Even though Russia has a long coast, its entire length is far high up in Northern hemisphere and hence the waters are not warm throughout the year. The coast freezes for close to half the year and that means they cant have good ports there and…

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