I am an American who fought in the Russo-Ukrainian war in 2016. AMA!
When I was 18 years old, I left my job, bought a one-way ticket to Kyiv, and subsequently enlisted in the Ukrainian Armed Forces. While I am technically the first American in history to accomplish this (by order of paperwork), I underwent the process with two other American prior-service veterans and a gaggle of Georgian(the nation, not the US state) volunteers. I am also the youngest foreigner from any western country to participate in this conflict, as far as I'm aware, by a decent margin.
I saw combat in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions, and worked alongside a variety of Ukrainian servicemen and women. My occupation was infantry, and I served predominately in a mechanized unit.
I had the opportunity to visit multiple cities across the country, and interact with all sorts of different people, from all sides of the political spectrum. I also taught English in Kyiv for a brief period after my military contract ended.
Ask me anything about Ukraine, it's culture, conflict, cuisine, climate, people, topography, or it's workings! I am in 'quarantine' (read: day-drinking) because of COVID-19 and will be around until late this evening.
(I understand this conflict in particular is a sensitive topic for some, so I encourage everybody to maintain a certain amount of levity; I will answer all questions to the best of my abilities.)
proof 2 electric boogaloo: https://imgur.com/39h3y8i
edit 1822EST: Thank everybody so much for all the wonderful questions. I appreciate you guys! I'll be standing by for another few hours.
edit 2, 2000EST: I have drank myself into a state of delirium! I will now go pass out in my bathtub, and so ends our Q/A session for the time being. If anyone has any more questions, feel free to leave them, and I will answer them when I arise. Thank you again everyone, merry crisis and don't forget to hand your washs.
final edit 0305EST: I believe I have answered everyone's questions! If I missed anything, just DM me. Thanks to everybody for participating.