Ukraine is hard to describe, to understand and to explain, even after 15 years on the ground. But I have learned that Ukrainians have the same questions as me. One thing is certain: Ukraine is the largest European country, almost twice as large as the Federal Republic of Germany, with an agricultural area almost as large as the whole of Germany, largely consisting of black soil. And Ukraine is geographically neighboring to the EU. But that is where the certainty ends.