We [Russia] saved humanity [from Nazism during World War II] and humanity as a matter of fact owes us, although we do not demand a debt from it, but it owes us. And because of this, any things that Europe is doing today – at the Olympics, in Ukraine, anywhere, the sanctions. Here, given this debt, it would be difficult for them [to recognize Russia’s leading role in the victory over Nazism]. Now, this debt must be wiped, it is necessary to grade and minimise it somehow because then it will be easier for them to act meanly and introduce double standards, it will be easier to pretend that we are subhuman.
There are no reforms there [in Ukraine]! Only the curators of Ukraine – the Americans and the EU members – have an interest to this stuff. And Poroshenko is providing them with these lies that supposedly something like that is going on. There are no reforms there. There is a robbery and collapse of the country […]. And everyone knows that.
Repeating recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Ukraine's collapse. According to the Carnegie Endowment's report "Ukraine Reform Monitor: October 2017", last year, the overall pace of the reforms in Ukraine remained slow, but this doesn't mean they are not happening at all. Judiciary, decentralization, and pension reform have moved forward.