When we [Russia] at some point started to believe in peace, the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry suddenly came out and unexpectedly declared: “If not peace, then we have a plan B. And this plan B is war.”
Ukrainians are not just fraternal people, they are part of a divided Russian people.
Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about all-Russian nation. Ukraine is recognised in international law as a sovereign nation state, with its own flag, nationality, language etc. Ukraine has preserved its culture and identity despite foreign rule for long periods.
The all-Russian nation is an imperial Russian and Russian irredentist ideology that aims at weakening the national identity of Ukrainians (and also Belarusians) and also their sovereignty.