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A bit off topic but to give you a better understanding of the Russian psyche you'd need to study the word dhersheva (might be misspelled). The Russians believe they are the rightful heir to the Kingdom of the Rus which would be Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. They even use the word / name 'Russia' to perpetuate this claim. This psyche is infused from their earliest childhood from the Russian Orthodox Church to the early years of their schooling. What they won't admit is Moscow was still an unpopulated mudhole when Kyiv was the capital of the Rus and after the Mongol invasion the city of Lviv has a claim as being the heir to Kyiv seeing how that was the last capital of the Rurik dynasty before that line came to an end.The people who voted for Ukrainian independence say there's a Ukraine and its people.
They didn't invite the Russians to drop by and waste everyone's time. What does anyone being an 'ethnic Russian' even matter?