That the basic conflict in Ukraine was that the "rulers" of the country felt that they could force obedience from the citizens....that they had the right to rule rather than govern.
Whereas the citizens felt differently...
That the government is a servant, not a master.
Think on this.
We have similar issues brewing here in the US. States rights, citizens rights, etc, versus government (and enslavement) by executive fiat or regulation.
We may well be heading in the same direction as Ukraine and it's citizens find themselves in now.
What will we do?