Language in Ukraine
Language is at the forefront of this conflict, however not in Ukraine, as far as I can tell. In Ukraine, there are primary Russian speakers and primary Ukrainian speakers. There is a preponderance of each in different regions of the country.
In general, Ukraine dominates in the West of the country, while Russia is dominant in the east. Of note, it’s also still dominant among the intelligentsia, in media, and in government services. That Russia destroyed a Russian-speaking city In Mariopul, to liberate it, of course, is crazy under we want to liberate your logic.