Newly inaugurated as president, Zelenskiy is now preparing to fight a parliamentary election – while Russia and the West look on.
At worst, more lethal aid could escalate the conflict further. At best, it will continue to keep alive a conflict that has already claimed more than 10,000 lives.
Five years after Crimea returned to Russia, the east-west stalemate over Ukraine is far from stable.
Four peace agreements have been struck to try and keep Ukraine on an even keel, but none of them has resolved the conflict's fundamental problems.