New historical Atlas of Ukraine publishing house " Mapa ", about "three thousand years of history" States, on the first day of the week was presented in Kyiv.
"We should not forget that the history of Ukraine – is the last 3 thousand years, and 1 million years before – the prehistory of Ukraine. In the Atlas there is a vision of the Ukrainian lands from the moment of their human population, about 1 million years ago", - has told on presentation of the historian and member of the Institute of archaeology of NAS of Ukraine Vitaliy Otroshchenko, reports news Agency.
According to the annotations in the Atlas, except for the historical periods associated with the development of primitive communities in the Ukrainian lands, described the periods of the Ukrainian state of Kievan Rus, Galicia-Volyn country, the Ukrainian Cossack country, and state traditions of the modern era are – the Ukrainian national Republic, Ukrainian State and "quasi-state" of the USSR – of the Ukrainian SSR. Border of Ukraine in the publication are stored within 2014, that is to include the Crimea and the Donbass. On the map of Crimea allocated as the annexed district, and designated area of hostilities in the Donbass. Director of the publishing house "Mapa" Nicholas Shibaev said that "in the Atlas quite a lot of exclusive new maps that display, and the latest developments of the "Maidan" in Ukraine, a military operation in the East, the modern state in the Donbas and the line of contact. The Atlas contains about 250 cards, the last of which is dated April 2015 and displays the events in the conflict area in Eastern Ukraine. Remember, in Crimea on March 16 was held the referendum on the status of autonomy, more than 96% of participants who were in favor of joining region in Russia. On March 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the law on ratification of the agreement on joining of Crimea and Sevastopol to Russia and signed the decree about formation of the Crimean Federal district. In Donbass since mid-April last year, the Kiev authorities are conducting "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. Refers to a large number of dead and wounded among the civilian population and the destruction of houses and infrastructure. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6, 4 thousand People.