How did the invasion of Ukraine change the perception of Russia’s image among its neighbours? At the moment, it’s still difficult to predict the result of fighting on the ground and, hence, the impact on Russia’s image as a mighty military power and security provider. Yet, the invasion has further deteriorated Moscow’s image as a trustworthy partner. As a result, several countries are severing ties with Russia out of fear or in solidarity with Ukraine. This dossier delves into the evolving relationship between Russia and several post-Soviet states such as Kazakhstan, Belarus, and Georgia in light of the invasion to assess changing perceptions, interests and ties.