Is it really a race war? I think that's just a front. Russians aren't white enough? Really? Or what's it all about? Russian oligarchs want Putin to grow their empire like it's a video game? Putin is a megalomaniac conqueror?
No. They are just not equipped or motivated because the people behind both sides are just interested in money and power. It's not like they are fighting for some principle, like democracy. I saw a better meme about it. I couldn't save it so I can't show you. But the mouse spanks the dog with a board and hands the board to the cat. The mouse is the west, the dog is Russia and the cat is Ukraine.
There are several competing interests. But one of them is western media, which seems to love weapons manufacturing companies and they love all the attention they get when there is war going on. But they should not be pushing Ukraine to fight like they are.