Ukrainian politicians still do not want to admit that the unconstitutional seizure of power in Kyiv was the root cause of the upheavals in the country. Instead, the so-called “Maidan victors” decided to use force to suppress the dissenters in various regions of Ukraine. They imposed an almost complete ban on the Russian language, initiated lustration, the liquidation of parties and NGOs, the closure of oppositional media, and the lifting of restrictions on the propaganda of neo-Nazi ideology. And the Western mediators – France, Germany, and Poland, who acted as guarantors of the agreement of February 21, 2014 – in fact, withdrew from fulfilling the promises. Almost seven years later, Kyiv is still afraid to face the truth and admit guilt for the tragic consequences of the bloody coup. They prefer to hide their fear behind anti-Russian and Russophobic rhetoric.
There is no complete agreement on most of the issues in the EU and the NATO, because the “northern wing” of NATO, where, for example, Britain, Poland and the Baltic states have come together, strongly hates Russia, and is even ready to shoot itself in the foot just to hurt Russia. This is one thing, and the “southern wing” of NATO, for example, Greece, Spain and Italy, is different. There they treat Russia with sufficient sincerity. This is not to mention the central countries. Germany and France are neutral on most issues. But we are now only talking about the fact that Europe allows its “hawks” (i.e. haters of Russia) to play the first fiddle.
A recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative on Russophobia. An attempt to depict EU member states as anti-Russian. By accusing Western societies of “Russophobia”, pro-Kremlin propaganda outlets downgrade criticism of Kremlin policies and actions to being somehow irrational and not worthy of a serious reply. At the same time, the term tries to turn the tables against the West, which in pro-Kremlin media is often depicted as a place where the fight against intolerance has gone too far. See previous disinformation cases, alleging that WWII anniversary in Poland is anti-Russian gathering; aggression towards Russia derives from American culture; the Russophobic Baltic States are beggars and vassals of the West; Russophobic and Nazi Ukraine will be destroyed by Russia.