Latvian sprat companies struggle because of the Russian counter-sanctions. Even the Latvian state is not able to help them. In fact, the Latvian state’s main activity is the trade of Russophobia.
Ukraine is not really a barbaric country. The country has turned barbaric by people who use the country as an instrument of pressure on Russia. They know and knew how to solve the problem of Donbas, how to change the Constitution. There are quite serious lawyers there. But since Ukraine needs to be a country at war, it will not be allowed to do anything of this. It is an object of geopolitics.
Ukraine is recognised in international law as a sovereign nation-state, with its own flag, nationality, language and with a democratically-elected president and parliament. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected by almost the whole world. The EU and the US work closely with Ukraine. Their relations are not oriented against Russia.
It was Russia that provoked a war in Ukraine. The international community, including the European Union, recognizes and condemns clear violations of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity by acts of aggression by the Russian armed forces since February 2014. For more details see here.