The West, after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the collapse of the Warsaw Pact, gave guarantees that NATO would not expand to the east. It was blatantly lying, and today we see it clearly.
The US and NATO seek to escalate the conflict with Russia. If the US will not cede its position, the war will be unavoidable. But the US elites do not want to wage nuclear war with Russia. In this situation, they need war in Ukraine to drag Russia into it.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about NATO, belligerent West and war in Ukraine.
The war in Ukraine is a well-documented act of aggression by Russian armed forces since February 2014 and there is irrefutable evidence of direct and ongoing Russian military involvement in Eastern Ukraine since then. The involvement of Russian personnel and equipment has been well documented for years and includes firing artillery over the border into Ukraine, the deployment of armoured vehicles and troops in contested provinces of Eastern Ukraine, the use of non-state actors such as Russian private military companies, and the launching of thousands of cyber attacks against Ukrainian targets.
In the beginning of 2022, on 4-6 January, the EU High Representative Josep Borrell visited Ukraine, including Kyiv and the Stanytsya Luhanska check point - see his statement / blog here on the consequences of the war. The High Representative said, inter alia:
“I could eyewitness the consequences of the war in the Donbass region and hear and see how the conflict has dramatically affected the lives of thousands of people, with many destinies destroyed. ...
Russia is a party to this conflict, and not a mediator as it often claims. Our main interest, concern and purpose is to get Russia to de-escalate tensions.”
Neither US nor NATO seek conflict or escalation thereof with Russia. On contrary, NATO has repeatedly urged Russia to deescalate situation in Ukraine, respect Ukraine’s sovereignty and return to diplomacy to solve its regional differences.
See related cases of disinformation: US, UK, and Canada tried to use Ukraine as a battery ram against Russia; US and NATO want to inflame an endless military conflict near Russian borders; The West is provoking a war against Russia.