The EU imposed sanctions for the first time after the MH17 passenger plane was shot down over Ukraine in July 2014 (without providing any evidence of Russia’s liability). The boycott is aimed at Russian state-owned banks, arms import and export, and the oil and gas industry.
Everyone knows that the Ukrainian crisis that started in 2014 was created by the Americans. If this was accepted and a European solution found, then France and Italy would be able to export agricultural and industrial goods to Russia and restart their economies at a time when their economies need to be restarted.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Euromaidan protests in Ukraine in 2014. The rhetorical form "everyone knows that..." is a way to argue there is no need to add any evidence since the analysis is allegedly shared by everyone. The US, or any other foreign power, is not to blame for the protests of 2013/2014 and the end of Yanukovych presidency. The claim that the US was behind the Euromaidan protests is a recurring disinformation narrative. See previous disinformation cases alleging that the Americans bought Ukraine for some cookies, the US has recognised Euromaidan as a coup controlled by US officials; that Maidan was conceived by Washington to deploy its military in Crimea; and that the US sponsored Maidan in 2014. There is no connection between accepting pro-Kremlin disinformation view on conflict in Ukraine and lifting EU sanctions put in place because of Russia's illegal annexation of Crime and destabilisation of Ukraine.