2) Putin cares about Russians not other groups living in Russia.
Putin has locked up over 2000 Russians for protesting against the war, he poisoned Russians just a few miles down the road from me in Salisbury, he got rid of the free Russian media and locks up any Russian who dares disagree with him.
Alexei Navalny is currently facing a load more trumped up charges.
Putin cares about Putin, the Russian speaking people in the East of Ukraine are just an excuse to invade.
He doesn't give a **** about ordinary Rusdians, he is an autocrat who insists on blind obedience, that's what he likes.