Only a total moron would claim that killing for fuzzy principle is less hideous than for a defined benefit.
Nope. Russia : "give to us the most valuable lands in your country, accept to worship those who committed genocides against your population, be vulnerable to our future imperialism, forget getting any way to dissuade further aggression from me and spread RU propaganda 24/7 in your country"
Ukraine : "hell, this demands are insane, I will have do defend myself"
Why do you think that UA rather commit suicide than join KGB Dwarf? Making a analogy, imagine that a guy kidnaped lots of woman from his neighborhood and throw them into a basement, kept starving and beating his "wives", but one day he got too drunk and the woman break free, after a couple of years, somehow he managed to escape justice and now say that "every single woman in my neightbor wanting firearms and hiring private security is a huge security threat" and after attacking one women and dragging her into his basement(Georgia), using another with stockholm syndrome but not putting her into the basement again(Belarus), is trying to do with another woman.
That guy would be Russia in human form.