Ukraine has an interesting history. Both since man got there and before.
When Catherine the Great invaded, and deceived the Cossacks, she was after land and people.
Now Russia has invaded again, and they are after resources.
GOLD is one.
Several other rare earths and rare minerals are found mostly in Ukraine.
Sadly, thousands die to ensure Russia has access to scarce resources.
PS In the report, Gold is called, ‘auriferous’