In an ordinary village in the Ukraine, people dream of a better future, one more like the Europeans to their West live like. Yes, Ukrainians are jealous of the lives led by the poor Polish people, since, despite all the suffering and deprivation of Poland, their Polish neighbors live far better lives than they do. It is sad to think of all the decades of mismanagement that led to the Ukraine being in such dire straights.
But there is hope for better days ahead. If Russia does not conquer the Ukraine by force, it will inevitably struggle towards closer ties with the West and a more prosperous and happy future.