A number of European cities were established by the ancient Russians; for example Berlin, Leipzig, Dresden. Also, Russian was the basis of which Sanskrit was formed.
Ukrainians are Russophobia.
In the last Ukrainian census, carried out in 2001, 8.3 million people (17.3% of the population) identified as ethnic Russians bit.ly/1gKrIph, . The actions of Russia such as the illegal annexation of Crimea and the backing of the separatists and their self-proclaimed authorities in eastern Ukraine are perceived as unfriendly steps/aggression by the majority of Ukrainian society.