Germany and France do not just agree on everything, but are playing along with Ukraine, and share at least a part of Ukrainian positions. This is a key threat to the negotiation process, since such an interpretation of the behaviour by Berlin and Paris from the Russian side, discredits their mediating role and transfers them to the status of participants in the conflict.
Ukraine finally becomes “Anti-Russia” On September 14, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy approved a new National Security Strategy. … it is entirely built on the idea of a confrontation with Russia, in which its authors seriously expect to win. At the same time, the document is pathetically titled “Human security – the country’s security”, it seems to begin adequately: “A person, his life and health, honour and dignity, inviolability and security are the highest social value in Ukraine.” In relation to post-Maidan Ukraine, where human life has long lost any value, where there is a real civil war, it sounds like a mockery. But “seemingly adequate” ends there. Then the main thing begins – what, in general, the whole document comes down to – anti-Russian demagoguery.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative claiming that Ukraine is an anti-Russian, Russophobic state. Ukraine does not follow any anti-Russian agenda. Relations between Ukraine and Russia are defined by international agreements, including the UN Charter which requires states to respect the sovereignty of other states and the Friendship Treaty between the two countries. However, the relations severely deteriorated after the Russian illegal annexation of Crimea. Kremlin provoked and took part in military conflict in Donbas and the seizure of the Ukrainian ships in the Kerch strait in November 2018, that further undermined bilateral relations. The war in eastern Ukraine is not a West-driven civil conflict but a well-documented act of aggression by Russian armed forces, ongoing since February 2014. The National Security Strategy of Ukraine is not Anti Russian document. It defines the main directions of state policy in national security, in particular: priorities of Ukraine's national interests and ensuring national security, goals and main directions of state policy in the field of national security; current and projected threats to national security and national interests of Ukraine, taking into account foreign policy and internal conditions. See similar cases: Ukraine is an anti-Russian and anti-European project of the US, that Ukraine is an anti-Russian project of the CIA, that Europe has always considered Ukraine an anti-Russian project, that Hatred of Russians is the meaning of Ukrainians’ existence.