The calls to lift sanctions on Russia are not new. Since the introduction of European sanctions in 2014 after the re-annexation of Crimea to Russia, we increasingly hear these calls from many countries because Europe, European businessmen and politicians know that these sanctions not only harm Russia but more severely harm the European economy, whose losses amount to tens of billions of euros. The sanctions led to the bankruptcy of many European companies and businessmen, so we see repeated calls for the lifting of sanctions on Russia.
There should be friendly states along the perimeter of the Russian Federation that recognise the special role of Russia in the post-Soviet space. States that pursue an anti-Russian policy must understand: Russia will not make any concessions.
Russia has all the rights to reclaim the original Russian lands of southeastern Ukraine.
Recurring pro-Kremlin propaganda narrative questioning Ukrainian statehood.
Ukraine is a well-defined nation-state that has preserved language, literature and identity, despite foreign rule for long periods of time. It is a sovereign state whose borders are guaranteed by international agreements but were violated by Russia, which started a war in Ukraine in 2014.
See also previous narratives claiming that there is no Ukraine, that Belarusians, Russians and Ukrainians are the same nation, and that Ukrainians are Russians, not Ukrainians.