The president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy was originally a comedian and actor. He even played the president of Ukraine on a TV show called Servant of the People, which he later named as his political party.
Victoria Spartz (R-Indiana) is the first member of Congress to be Ukrainian and also born in the former Soviet Union.
In the early 1990s, countries that had belonged to the Soviet Union agreed to give up remaining nuclear weapons with promises from Russia and the United States that they would be protected. Obviously earlier this year, Vladimir Putin had spat on this agreement.
The Crimean Peninsula had belong to Russia for a very long time, it was until Nikita Khrushchev ruled the Soviet Union that it was changed. When Ukraine left the Soviet Union, the borders did not change and were agreed upon between them and Russia at the time.
The ironic thing about the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in the Soviet Union was that it was initially sparked by a safety test gone wrong. That being said, Chernobyl along with other Russian nuclear power plants were fundamentally flawed in safety.