1. Ukraine is currently fighting two separate battles.
Externally, it must fend off Russia and deal with the consequences of military conflict. So far, the country has not succumbed to Russian aggression, despite grievous loss of life and territory.
Internally, Ukraine has to modernize and reform its ineffective governance, fight corruption and deliver economic growth to its citizens. The modernizing forces sympathetic to European norms are attempting to fight back against the entrenched conservatism of vested interests in political and businesses elites.