He also said he hopes anti-Russian sentiment
"won't be blown out of proportion", and that a new prime minister will decide to develop relations.
"The authorities in Kiev are selling anti-Russian sentiment
with quite a success today.
"as a tool in stirring anti-Americanism and increasing their approval ratings."
Russia denies any involvement, saying it has been falsely accused in order to whip up anti-Russian sentiment
in the West.
Poland's combination of fierce anti-Russian sentiment
and extreme religious nationalism illustrates this dynamic.
Moscow also blames deep-seeded anti-Russian sentiment
for the deep freeze in U.S.-Russian relations.
Although the anti-Russian sentiment
is pretty strong in the country, yet, judging from the public domain, there is still much support for Russia whatever it does?
That narrative is also notably ahistorical, blithely ignoring the provocations which have led to what's labelled Russian "aggression"--the vast expansion of NATO, a congenitally Russo-phobic nuclear military alliance; the unilateral abrogation of the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty, messing with Moscow's perception of its nuclear security, and the forward deployment of missile defence (in Romania and Poland, to counter a threat from Iran, we'd have Moscow believe); and the billions spent stoking anti-Russian sentiment
and regime change in Russia's neighbourhood.
In its design, the USSR was meant to address anti-Russian sentiment
but the reality was an authoritarian, hierarchical, rigidly centralized state, ultimately dominated by Russian culture.
But it has also guaranteed that, in the longer run, the Ukrainian state will be reconsolidated around anti-Russian sentiment
and policies -- meaning that Russia will be unable to normalize its relations with Ukraine for decades.