Brussels and Washington accuse Russia of interfering in the conflict in eastern Ukraine, which Moscow has repeatedly denied, stressing that it is not a party to the Ukrainian conflict.
The point is not that Zelenskyy is weak, but that Ukrainian independence and statehood are weak. The current Ukrainian statehood was born from the Maidan and it will die because of the Maidan with a high degree of probability.
This is a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative, challenging Ukrainian statehood and Euromaidan. Ukraine is recognised in international law as a sovereign nation-state, with its own flag, nationality, language and with a democratically-elected president and parliament. Ukraine is not controlled by any foreign government, while its sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected by most of the free world but were violated by Russia in 2014. The EU works closely with Ukraine and supports the democratic development of Ukraine in accordance with the UN Charter’s principles of non-interference into internal affairs and respect towards territorial integrity and political independence. The history of Ukraine dates back to the times of the Kyivan Rus’ in the 9th-13th centuries. See earlier disinformation cases claiming that Ukraine is an anti-Russian state under Western control, that Ukraine has become a vassal of Germany and Ukraine is under US control.