I think the Russians will say, “terrorist groups are active” and “they must be eliminated”. The USSR said the same about a WWII era non-existant group, “Polish Military Organization”. There was no such thing, but thousands died for their alleged membership in it. Stop playing symantic games: all intel leads to one conclusion- Ukraine has been invaded and parts occupied. But, the baltic countries also know all too well about decades of illegal occupation by Russia’s despots.