Ukraine’s independence is an empty shell and the country has shot itself in the foot by choosing the pro-Western path. Ukraine’s economy without Russia is nothing, Ukraine’s Association Agreement with the European Union will cost the country its fertile black soil, forests and agriculture. The country is a vassal of the US, where American politicians call the shots and regularly come to Kyiv with new orders. And under the terms of IMF loans, “Ukraine is carrying out reforms that are similar to Dr. Mengele’s experiments”.
The Ukrainians did not need their own independence. They are being used to tear Russian lands away from the Russian Empire.
Ukraine is an independent state, whose independence has been recognized by the UN, therefore its territory is not "Russian land".