While being prompt enough to kiss the US' and EU's arses. ;D

I also do not like the idea of Ukraine joining EU and/or NATO. However, falling under Russian influence is not any better, I'd even go as far and say it is worse. Ukraine is as stuck between the hammer and the anvil just like Poland, the Baltic states etc.

No, to the good it is or to the worse, Russians are really the only ones who seek "their own way" for now. Although, their way becomes too winding and wrong as it seems to me.

Perhaps they seek "their own way", but it sucks, just like Moscow and her policies have always sucked ever since she came to existence.