Ukrainian Proving Easy And Hard 1st week

About a week in with my 2nd try and a lot of things are sticking that I thought would be impossible. I’ll touch on those points and hope I am right as I am just beginning in this language.

The easier than expected

The harder than expected

Week 2 strategy

I plan on drilling more vocabulary but the main focus is still getting the new sounds right. This work is the most important at the beginning and if I had to do French over again it would be to focus on pronunciation for the first 6 months with little grammar, little conjugation, and just learn some travel/daily life phrases but say them very very well. I am trying this now with Ukrainian.