The elites controll both sides.
War is always a good way to cover their tracks, rebuild a new system, and gain even more power.
All world wars was about that
this territory is moderated
And money
ESG politicians and cronies are greedy, the most venal.
Money laundering in Ukraine is valuable for western elites and ruling class. Look at the Biden family as one example
exactly. in addition, a good portion of the weapons supplied have been reappearing on the world's black markets for some time now. Ukraine itself is a gigantic money-laundering operation in addition to the fact that it serves as a sales market for the warring faction