Whats to settle? They've got their country, we have ours, would you like to break us the sharp sticks in the name of historical sentiments?
In the name of Justice, and to have our land back.
I hate to see our country striped almost naked from our lands, And to tell the truth Ukraine wouldn't really notice:P (5mln people versus 50mln).
I could go to Stalins grave, open it, unzip and pay him my respects:)
Why if you agree with borders drawn by him?
Poles popularized the term but it originates somewhere in the ruthenian region about 900 years ago though it meant something else than today
It could be as well Polish word.
To be correct nobody can determine without a doubt whatever the word was Polish or Rutheanian or somebody else.
The same could be said about Ukraine, there no way to determine when and by whom it was used as a name of the country - and that the truth of it.
Never the less is stands to reason that the name "country on the edge" as you said "border lands" - so if Ukraine (Kiev and area ) are border lands or on edge, question arise - on the edge of what ?Otherwise it makes not sense !
Who would called his own country borderlands ??
Term Ukraine for country become popular in XVIII century and for people in the middle of XIX century.
wasnt always the same as truth,
Well, what is the truth?
It was as close to the our point of view on history as it could be!(I got my own views).
To say it is not the truth and nothing but but the truth one have to prove it:P