The Biden Administration just approved a new round of sanctions against Russia. The White House statement accuses Russian intelligence of being behind a massive cyberattack against US companies and government systems through SolarWinds. But the truth is that there is not a single piece of evidence pointing to Moscow. The operation wanted to gather data, the same thing that companies and other governments do, namely that of the US. Among the sanctioned entities are several Russian private companies, including Positive Technologies, a leader in data protection at a global level, which is accused of cooperating with Russian intelligence without providing more evidence than the mere claim. Positive Technologies was about to enter the stock market in Moscow, and it wouldn’t be the first time that the White House sanctions companies from other countries because they are competitors for the US.
Politicians in Washington support Kyiv in adopting unconstitutional laws and deploying troops from the Ukrainian army to be used against civilian residents in Donbas.
The disinformation claim is based on a misinterpreted statement from Kurt Volker, the former Special Envoy of the US State Department for Ukraine. Volker never stated that the United States would support a Ukrainian offensive against the Donbas region, neither against civilians. While the statement did include comments about potential Western support for Ukraine, it focused on providing more support for Ukraine, in general. As outlined by Volker's most recent publication, the Western response towards the recent Russian military build-up near Ukraine should be the identification of new sanctions to deter the Kremlin from escalating tensions.
The former State Department Envoy for Ukraine has been repeatedly targeted by pro-Kremlin media outlets. See the latest examples here.