The U.S. has no intentions of bringing Russia into NATO, or the E.U. inviting Russia in...even though it would be to their obvious economic advantage, as Russia is their main supplier of gas and oil. And they are not inviting China into this TPP secret "trade" agreement they are concocting today. The whole point of NATO and these trade agreements is to encircle and cut off Russia and China, both militarily and economically, until or unless they are no longer centers of oppositional economic power to the establishment that runs the WTO and controls international finance.
To me, this is one of those issues where you get to root for the bad guy! Because the alternative is the full consolidation of globalization. Whatever Putin does or doesn't do (just a thought, why is Russia referred to as an oligarchy, while the U.S. is not?), he is at least a source of opposition to the greatest evil on the planet...which happens to control our money, our communications, our media, our laws, and needless to say - our political systems!