Russia has broken international law by invading Ukraine, that - like any easily verified fact - is not and has not been disputed by me.
NATO broke international law when it bombed Serbia in 1999, Israel violates international law and the UN every week as it continues to ignore resolutions demanding it stop building settlements.
My position is that I am calling out the hypocrisy of those who selectively express outrage, their concern for “worthy” victims and their indifference to “unworthy” victims.
One cannot be outraged at what Putin is doing and at the same time not be outraged at what Saudi Arabia or Israel is doing UNLESS they have somehow managed to normalize hypocrisy in their minds.
Russia stated clearly almost twenty years ago that if NATO expanded and began to include countries that bordered Russia, then they would mass troops and perhaps nuclear weapons at their border. They SAID that, it is a matter of public record, I can show you the state department memos if you think I’m making this up.
So despite Russia saying that what did the West do? They EXPANDED NATO they chose to antagonize Russia, call their bluff. Even Zelensky the big mouth was posturing about “Joining” NATO, showing nothing but contempt for Russia’s reasonable demand that NATO get no closer.
It seems you have swallowed the lies lock stock and barrel, actually seeing the West and NATO as hapless good intentioned bystanders in the face of brutal Russian expansionist aspirations.
NATO provoked this war, it is NATO that has been pursuing expansionist aspirations, countless informed people are saying this if you care to take the time to explore.
It is not beyond the realm of possibility that Russia will use nuclear devices, perhaps against a European state that has chosen to host US nuclear weapons, if NATO won’t listen to reason then what options does that leave for Russia?
Perhaps a currency devaluation, ethnic strife and fragmentation like that which befell Yugoslavia? and how do you think China should perceive such a collapse if that were to unfold? with academic interest or as an existential threat to their own country?