No one is running it, literally! Also what the Wests stake? The buffer is already there, its called Poland.
Plenty of people are running it. There's a thriving, but small NGO sector there (I know the founder of one), the education system is functioning well enough (though riddled with the same problems that Polish universities have) - all in all, Ukraine is functioning.
Wait what? People in the army are being paid in food because the state has no money and you're claiming its not in terrible shape? During the 2009 flu epidemic it almost enacted martial law! You can't go to a doctor without a bribe, any doctor anywhere! Ukraine is in a horrible shape.
Stop reading things online and start speaking to people there. Can you blame them for considering martial law when the flu was taking out society? Makes sense, and anyway, it was a State of Emergency that was declared - just like in Poland whenever something bad happens. Bribes for doctors? Just like Poland.
Wait who? Who's been dealing with it and how?
I suggest you start by looking at what the Ukrainian tax authorities have been doing recently.
No its actually a horrible place to be, there's no social order, no real goverment, corruption is unbelievable, economy is at the level of some african state and not moving forward, healthcare is the prime reason of deaths and approximately two thirds of the country live on the edge of poverty.
So - if it's so bad - why didn't I see that, even when visiting really poor villages in the L'viv oblast?
There's plenty of social order (no sign of it in my five trips so far), the government is functioning, the corruption is being tackled slowly, the economy is growing again, healthcare is actually not much worse than the Polish system and people are most definitely not starving to death there, although it's not an easy life.
Actually Namibia is slightly better off, i researched it since its so often compared to Ukraine and its economy is developing whereas Ukraine sticks firmly to one spot.
Hardly a fair comparison. Ask yourself - who ruled Namibia versus who ruled Ukraine?