One nice thing about most foreign governments, even horribly corrupt ones, is that they don’t subject their people to as much propaganda as the US government does:
I was asked: Do the peasants of those other governments know that what little they do get is a lie?
Reply: The fraction that recognizes the lies is probably a bit bigger than in America, because the propaganda is less sophisticated than America’s. Ukraine’s politicians, like most politicians all over the world, only want to steal from their people. America’s politicians want to steal, control everybody, save the world and get approval for foreign wars & empire building.
The most depressing thing, at least about Ukraine, is that most people believe the key to improvement is having the Ukrainian government more closely resemble America’s.