While this picture is funny, this forum isn't really representative of Indians as a whole. The reaction of most of the people on this forum is shaped by Soviet nostalgia and American dislike.
What is being experienced by the average Ukrainian citizen, though, is real and tragic, so I hope the war ends soon, no matter what views I hold for Zelenskyy or Putin as individuals.
The members here are either born after Soviet or if born before, haven't witnessed any groundbreaking events to develop nostalgia for Soviet Union. Because most of Indians were piss poor until the collapse of the Soviet Union. Except for those who witnessed the 1971, there's nothing really nostalgic about Soviet Union. And those folks would be 50+. Barely any members of that age here.
But you're spot on about the collective dislike of the US.
In the beginning, Ukraine is seen as an unfortunate puppet of the US thrown into this war. But with every passing day, as the actions of US and Ukraine leaders get revealed, it's revealed that Ukraine has become a willing puppet
in this war, all thanks to Zelenksy. Then there's the Nazi element that surfaced. We cannot judge how much of the country is Nazi or Pro-Nazi but it darkened the shade of the Ukranian populace.
The common Ukrainians do deserve sympathy and pity for dying due to a decision they had no say in. But it is what it is. Europeans knew this was gonna happen. So did Americans. Common Ukranians, however, will never hate these people, would they? After all, they're guests in the houses of people who burned their country—they'll have to behave. So, from now on, Ukraine, whatever of it remains, and Ukranians, wherever they are, will be a mouthpiece of west and west being west will do stupid shit against us.
Thanks to propaganda and their own circumstances, Ukranians at large will also turn anti-India. It's a given. So, should we pity these people who're gonna hate us anyway for things we didn't even do?
There you go, the answer. We aren't pitying them nor are we hating them. We'll do what the Indian masses will do. And the Indian masses don't give a flying fuck about Ukranians or the whole war. Have you seen any major protests in India against the war? That should tell you something.
How many Ukranians gave a fuck when Iraqis, Afghans, Syrians and many others died? Exactly that many Indians care about Ukraine conflict. There's barely any pity in the hearts of the masses, only apathy and disinterest remains.