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As a student learning Ukrainian, should I also concurrently learn Russian? Or wait and tackle them separately?

I'd say it depends on how you would react to a large number of minor differences. The way dative case endings change the preceding consonants in Ukrainian but not in Russian, the -тся/-ться ...
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Rendering of names in East Slavic languages

I think there are two distinct phenomena here. One is transliteration or re-spelling. All Slavic languages have phonetic spelling, but different reading rules. This means that to write the ...
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As a student learning Ukrainian, should I also concurrently learn Russian? Or wait and tackle them separately?

I am Ukrainian and yes I am bilingual. From what language start learning — it's dependent from your goal. If you need it for business or trip — you don't need to learn it both, just learn Russian ...
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As a student learning Ukrainian, should I also concurrently learn Russian? Or wait and tackle them separately?

It depends on your goal. If you need the two languages for doing business, you can take them at once. You would learn them faster; the languages will probably be mixed up a bit, but that is pretty ...
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Instrumental of manner in Russian?

Yes it can, this function of Instrumental is characteristic of both languages. In Russian говорить нежным голосом
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As a student learning Ukrainian, should I also concurrently learn Russian? Or wait and tackle them separately?

I live in Ukraine and speak both languages. Russian and Ukrainian languages are very close. It sometimes is advantage when you want to learn one of these languages while knowing the other, but in some ...
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As a student learning Ukrainian, should I also concurrently learn Russian? Or wait and tackle them separately?

Ukrainian pronunciation is easier for an English speaker to grasp, so in that way I have always thought it would be an easier language to pick up in respect to Russian. My sense is you would be wise ...
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As a student learning Ukrainian, should I also concurrently learn Russian? Or wait and tackle them separately?

Both languages are pretty similar. In my opinion, they have almost equal grammar. The main difference is everyday life vocabulary. Russians and Ukrainians very often can understand each other ...
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