Putin has claimed that Ukraine is a part of Russia.
I challenge that, he is totally wrong!
The area of Eastern and Northern Europe there was a land called Kyivan Rus, they spoke Old East Slavic (9th – mid13th Centuries). It was from this language that the modern East Slavic languages evolved, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Russian and Rusyn.
All this was founded by the Vagrangian prince Rurik. The modern nations of Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine all claim Kievan Rus’ as their cultural ancestor, with Belarus and Russia deriving their names from it.
Supposedly, the first ruler to start uniting East Slavic lands into what would become Kievan Rus’ was Prince Oleg (879–912), who later moved his capital to Kiev.
Russia didn’t come into being until the 16th century after the establishment of the Tsardom of Russia.
So, when Putin spouts off that Ukraine was always Russian, he is dead wrong. In fact Russia was a part of the Kyivan Rus, which also gave birth to Ukraine.
This makes his reasoning for the invasion of Ukraine the pure fantasy of a psychopath.
Which brings us to the point that, PUTIN IS FUCKING CRAZY.