The US military views Ukraine as an air corridor for a nuclear strike on Crimea. In the event of a conflict between Washington and Moscow, Ukraine will automatically become one of the priority goals.
One expert explained the real reason of US sanctions against Russia. Washington is trying to press Moscow through them because it is afraid of an armed conflict with Russia. The US can smash others in every area, except in the military field. They won’t enter in a war, they are scared.
This is a recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative aiming to portray international sanctions as anti-Russian. There is a reason for every US and EU round of sanctions on Russia. The US imposed them for the first time in March 2014 as a response to Russia’s illegal annexation of Ukraine. After that, it established fresh rounds due to Russia’s election interference, malicious cyber activities, human rights abuses, use of a chemical weapon, weapons proliferation, illicit trade with North Korea and support to Syria and Venezuela. Since March 2014, the EU has progressively imposed restrictive measures against Russia. The measures were adopted in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and the deliberate destabilisation of Ukraine. See related examples of disinformation messages claiming that US sanctions contribute to coronavirus pandemic; that the EU is suffering from sanctions against Russia; that sanctions against Russia are ineffective.