About history, art and education I think your country is one of the best in Europe.Hope one day we will become much more civilized
The problem is that politicians try to take all power in the country for their own benefit.
A country bigger then France and about 55 million inhabitants could be an important vote within the EU.
Talking about the meaning of the country: The Netherlands means Low Land while Ukraine means Border Land. You have one of the best soil/ground in Europe and could be again an important factor in agriculture.
It's also a pity a lot of companies went out of business after 1990. Also your own photoindustry Svema disappeared years ago.
Fotohuis is sending Europe wide which includes the Ukraine. I am just busy to arrange a Leitz 1C to Kiev.
I whish you all the best,
Robert / Роберт