Washington’s strategists, inspired by the coup they orchestrated in Bolivia, tried several times to destabilise the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Donald Trump threatened to designate drug cartels as international terrorist organisations, trying to explore the possibility of creating a justification for military operations inside Mexico and in any Latin American country, in order to keep them as its backyard in the future.
The point is not that Zelenskyy is weak, but that Ukrainian independence and statehood are weak. The current Ukrainian statehood was born from the Maidan and it will die because of the Maidan with a high degree of probability.
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 is not controlled by any foreign government, while its sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected by most of the free world but were violated by Russia in 2014. The EU works closely with Ukraine and supports the democratic development of Ukraine in accordance with the UN Charter’s principles of non-interference into internal affairs and respect towards territorial integrity and political independence.
The history of Ukraine dates back to the times of the Kyivan Rus’ in the 9th-13th centuries.