As a disclaimer, this is all second hand info and should therefor be taken with a grain of salt. It's usually not a good idea to get into these type of explanations as an outsider as the average Ukrainian/Russian can get really upset about these types of discussions
Anyway, from what I have read and heard:
Nationalist ideology and historical grievances (like the Holodomor) are exploited by the Bandera-ism inspired political parties like Svoboda and the many militias.
There is the representation of history as Russian/Soviet oppression of Ukrainians. As a result some elements of Ukrainian society sympathise with their anti-communist past - a past that also included a pro-nazi government in WW2 and many Ukrainians fighting the Soviets in 41-45
The racial element is the belief that Russians are Asiatic mongoloids who for a significant part are non-European, as opposed to the pure Ukrainians
The territorial element relates to the belief that Ukraine used to be much bigger before the Soviets started cleansing Ukrainians
Many went for the thrill, or to gain combat experience
Some documentaries (Pro Ukrainian and with a horrible gay Vice journalist)
Back in 2014 the globohomo hand was much less visible on the Ukrainian side, and many European neo-nazi types supported the reconquista. It will be interesting to see whether they can still me moved now that Ukraine is flying the rainbow flag on all its national monuments, is riddled with NATO activity and has a government that has become a lapdog of the international banksters.
My guess is that there will be much less enthusiasm
I understand this aspect, sure, but how could a french white nationalist be attracted to that for instance ?
This I don't get.
I mean it's totally obvious that maidan was a color revolution with heavy foreign involvement (add parentheses as needed).
Just as it's obvious that the same people hate russia because it's not as heavily foreign-dominated as it should according to them.
So that's not an argument.
Now of course russia has russkies and rossyanins, but still, that's not enough reason to fight against them (certainly not from the french pov anyway, given that most of the southern half of france has non-french genetics).
Even less when honestly (not gonna make many friends there but I don't care) ukrainians and russkies are the exact same people.
Or is it just trying to role-play ww2 again ?
Except with much fewer nazis in germany and bolsheviks in russia ?
That also makes zero sense.