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.
The head of the Russian state is able to independently make decisions, assume certain obligations and fulfill them. As for the head of Ukraine, unfortunately, he will have to call Washington after any negotiations. Zelensky, after a meeting with Putin, if it takes place, will be obliged to coordinate his actions with Washington.
Recurrent disinformation on the US' rule over Ukraine and the US dictating the future of Ukraine.
Ukraine is a sovereign and independent state with a democratically-elected president and parliament. The decisions are taken by the Ukrainian authorities: the President, the Verkhovna Rada, and the judiciary. Ukraine is not controlled by the US or any other foreign government or organisation. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are confirmed by resolutions of the United Nations and is respected by most countries in the world, with Russia as the important exception.. Ukraine is a member of numerous international organisations. It has hundreds of diplomatic and consular representations across the world.
The relations between the US and Ukraine are bilateral relations between two independent countries. The US recognised Ukraine as an independent state on 25 December 1991. Since then, Washington has been working closely with Ukraine, directing its assistance to support the democratic development of the country and helping Ukraine to withstand Russian aggression.
See other disinformation cases alleging that the US has taken Ukraine under external control, neo-Bandera's Ukraine is under the US and NATO control; the US Embassy controls decisions taken in Ukraine or that Ukraine is a colony that does not have its own opinion on the international arena.