All this is related to Russia and Putin’s desire to return to USSR boundaries
Soon there will be only one final option left for Russia, and it will undoubtedly terrify the world as a crazed Putin realizes all is lost. Russia is deliberately playing with fire. The US has never had an ideological understanding with the Russia, and Ukraine does not belong to Russia. Aligning with Russia would be very insulting and of course dangerous.
Russia is involved in a hidden fascist and corrupt oligarchy. There is no doubt that the motivation of Putin is purely greed, not altruism. Russian oligarchs are getting rich every day by selling weapons and cheap oil on the black market, while no institution in Russia monitors them. Now ordinary people are forced to emigrate. And life is hard in Russia. Hacking groups seek asylum. The highly educated seek to defect. Russia is experiencing a less than zero population growth.
There is nothing “written in stone” that says Russia will rebuild Ukraine. Russia has not rebuilt Syria, Afghanistan, Mali, or Libya, and has only brought war and the killing of innocent people. They force conscription from poor areas of Russia. They use newly trained conscripts as frontine canon fodder.
On the other hand, the United States and NATO are currently providing humanitarian aid allowing scores of thousands of immigrants to enter western borders. The US rebuilt Europe and Japan (the Marshall Plan). The US poured billions into Iraq and Afghanistan.
The illegal Russian invasion is a long war. Great for selling Russian bombs and weapons to Belarus, Donbass, Iran, Venezuela, Columbia, and other governments. This is the war profiteering Russian oligarchs want.
Private Military Contractors such as Wagner serve as the tip of the spear for the illegal incursions, money laundering and war profits. Ukraine has an independent and free democracy, so there is no issue of democracy in this case.
This situation is a “corruption pedal” by Russia opposed to Ukraine. The only thing that is needed is for Russia to admit defeat in Ukraine and withdraw with unprecedented delicacy and secrecy. The situation has gotten a little better with Turkey asking Russia to evacuate all its bases in Ukraine and Crimea.
Stop imposing your values on others. People are not interested in them just as they were not when you imposed the Iron Curtain on thousands. Yours is a failed system. Still Russian oligarchs and Putin want to be like the gods of ancient times and rule the whole world.
This will never happen. The old and bullying world of Russia is dead. It is time for Putin to step down or be removed.