Russia has been internationally isolated ever since Russia chose to invade Ukraine.
Russia "needs" them, but they should not make up the "elite", apparently.
The former president explained what he doesn't "believe" about the military alliance he once called "obsolete."
Kyiv is struggling to maintain the attention and financial support of its allies as the conflict is about to enter its third year.
Russia and Ukraine seem to have very different takes on what happened.
But the Russian president is still far from giving up.
Dmitry Peskov claimed: “The Kyiv regime is continuing to show its vicious side."
Sergei Lavrov boasted that the war had brought "unity" to Russia.
Russian president claimed it is "impossible" for Russia to give up land it did not occupy two years ago.