It wasn'tSo your rebuttals are invalid and the USA was instrumental in creating the hostilities in the Ukraine and that past history is the never changing FACT.
Putin seems to disagreeThe ends do not justify the means, so what came after it started is just the after-effects.
I'm not I'm blaming Russia for what Russia instigated. You've been shown NATO's position in all this so theres little more I can add. You'll believe what you want to believe whatever you get shownThe USA persuaded the Ukraine to act foolishly and then Russia responded accordingly.
It is not right to blame Russia for what the USA instigated.