The USA needs to stay the fuck out of Russia and Ukraine's bickering. It is not our problem, it's between them. Out nation is a bully and cant even take care of our own people and problems here, they fuck it up more for everyone. This is the type of shit that makes living on this planet an embarrassment.
I will say this, we never should have been sticking our fingers in Ukraine. The whole coup in 2014 with the overthrow of the government, that was Western meddling.
I'm all for Ukraine being free and independent and doing what it wants - but things took a seriously wrong turn in 2014 and now here we are.
In fact, this isn't really about Ukraine - it's about NATO. Ukraine is just the current battlefield and starting point. But after the collapse of the Soviet Union, there was very little real goodwill shown towards Russia, and NATO just continued to expand eastward, despite promises not to. Also began to be surrounded by US military bases in central Asia. In stead of helping bring Russia into the fold, we continued to treat them like an enemy. Is it any surprise Putin has reacted this way? I do not seek to excuse or absolve him of his decisions - he had made very poor ones and is accountable for them - but I can't say we didn't help set the stage for this over the last 30 years.
The West and NATO obviously wants to use Ukraine as a place for weapons and Russia is not ok with that. The West and NATO has to stop trying to play their phony good guy role. Plenty of foreigners who love here talk about how The West (US, & Britain) go into their countries pay $ for access to the resource and fuck up the water and pollute their land and establish military positions to protect their investment. Greed kills and pollutes.