We live in a crazy time.
The “Globalists” are suddenly happy for me to embrace my Ukrainian identity and for Ukraine to assert self-determination, while the populists types farther from mainstream media (with whom I hitherto strongly related) seem more likely to think I should just shut up and be Russian because Ukraine isn’t a real country and NATO is aggressively expanding.
(ps – NATO isn’t aggressively expanding. They were standing down in 2013, removing their last tanks from Germany. The countries who’ve known the hell on Earth created by Moscow were desperate to join NATO and spent almost a decade lobbying for it.)