|Government type||Absolute Monarchy|
|Ruling party||Royal Faction|
|Tech school||Traditional academia|
Ukraine is a large European country releasable from Russia or Austria. If one wants to play as Ukraine, it is advisable to release it from Russia as it is by far the largest. Releasing Belarus, Poland, and the Baltics as independent nation (play as and tag back) gives you ability to war.
Ukraine has in addition to Ukrainian Russian, Byelorussian and Ugrian as accepted cultures.
Ukraine has a lack-luster literacy and seems far away from industrialisation so encouraging clergymen should be the first order of the day. Next one have to reclaim the un-owned cores from either Russia or Austria (depending on from which nation Ukraine was released). Against both, Prussia/ North German Federation is the ideal ally and one should seek to be allied with them.
From that one can try to catch up with western Europe tech-wise and colonize Africa, take more of the Austrian land which isn't rightfully Austrian or try to liberate the Balkans from Ottoman Empire.