In the general case, no, they are not. Plenty of counterexamples on both sides.
In the specific case of Ueshiba Sensei, though... I'm not sure it's possible to draw a clear line, and I'm not sure *he* drew a clear line in his own mind.
That is a good point. We do not have, or I do not have, evidence that he drew a clear line of distinction between the two.