in The New Yorker. Lot of background material but I am not sure about the discussion on Ukraine. According to Emmanuel Todd "But basically, the new German system is based on the annexation of the active population. Initially they were used in Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, etc. The Germans reorganized their industrial system using their cheap labor. The working population of Ukraine of 45 million inhabitants, with its well-educated inherited from the Soviet era, would be exceptional grip for Germany, the possibility of a dominant Germany for a long time, and most importantly, with his empire, immediately passing actual economic power over the United States." Here is a little about what has been happening in Poland.