The problems between Russia and Ukraine arose after the coup in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv in 2014. This led to the Crimean region to leave the administrative dependence of the Republic of Ukraine and return to the arms of the Russian homeland. The coup in Kyiv also led to the start of the armed conflict in southeast Ukraine between the new Ukrainian regime and the opponents of the coup in the Donbas region.
Activities of WADA officials are theater of the absurd. Doping accusations has been turned into a weapon against Russia. The doping scandal should be seen as other Russophobic provocations including the Skripal case, MH17 downing and GRU base camp in the Alps.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Russophobia and West's deliberate anti-Russian activities. Earlier, the International Olympic Committee banned Russia from the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang in 2018 due to the systemic manipulation of anti-doping rules during the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. The individual athletes from Russia were allowed to compete under the Olympic flag. WADA reinstated Russia’s anti-doping agency in 2018 but reserved the right to issue stronger punishments if Russia did not provide athletes’ testing data from the Moscow laboratory. On 25 November 2019, one of WADA's key committees recommended that Russia face a four-year ban from global sports and new restrictions on its athletes and teams at next year’s Tokyo Olympics, subject to WADA's board review. On 9 December 2019 the WADA's Executive Committee unanimously endorsed the recommendation made by the independent Compliance Review Committee that the Russian Anti-Doping Agency be declared non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code for a period of four years. “Russia was afforded every opportunity to get its house in order and re-join the global anti-doping community for the good of its athletes and of the integrity of sport, but it chose instead a different route," WADA President Sir Craig Reedie said. See earlier disinformation cases alleging that there is no evidence that Russian athletes used doping, that banning Russia from the Olympics is a modern form of racism, that Russian athletes face sanctions because of Western Russophobia and Russia’s compliance, and that World Anti-Doping Agency recommendations are UK’s revenge for 2018 FIFA World Cup.