Recurring pro-Kremlin narratives painting NATO as an aggressive, expansionist military bloc; casting Ukraine as an artificial and/or failing state, fatally dependent on Western sponsorship and unable to make its own strategic choices
NATO does not determine Ukrainian foreign policy, Ukraine does (Arts. 85, 92, 106, 116). As such, different Ukrainian presidents and governments have emphasised a variety of foreign-policy priorities and preferences.
In fact, independent Ukraine has only pursued an unambiguously pro-Western policy for a minority of its 28-year existence. See this case for more on Ukraine's shifting geopolitical inclinations since 1991.