Whether you call it "Ukraine" or "The Ukraine," there's no doubt that tensions are high in this former part of the Soviet Union. If you'd like to keep track of the rapid developments in Ukraine, the U.S. Department of State maintains a page on the country:
addition to highlighting the latest diplomatic news, the page provides
links to fact sheets, remarks, major reports, and other information.
There are similar pages available on other countries, so you may want to
brush up on the region in case the Russian Army decides to extend its