The seeds for the war in ukraine were sown ten years ago when NATO made plans to expand into Ukraine. IOW, NATO expansion towards Russia has contributed to the suffering of Ukraine by using them to weaken Russia. The war is not about democracy or freedom but a geo-political contest between two historical military rivals. From the nonwestern perspective of the author linked in the OP, NATO is sacrificing Ukrainians in order to weaken Russia. Ukraine does not benefit from this war, NATO does, unless they lose control of the situation and it goes nuclear. Then we all suffer.