America Is To Blame For The War In Ukraine

If the U.S.A. didn’t always do whatever it wants to do, then maybe the Russia-Ukraine War could have been avoided.

Joshua Edward
7 min readJun 23, 2022


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U.S. and NATO actions did indeed cause the Kremlin to react and invade Ukraine. It’s an unpopular opinion that many readers will definitely take to the comments section over, but it’s true. America is not a friendly country, and it does not help make the world more secure by forcing its unilateral self-serving policies onto others around the world.

If the U.S. had behaved differently with Russia, then Russians would not have felt that America was a direct threat to them. The two nations will almost certainly never be friends, but America could have offered at the very least a show of respect, rather than a constant barrage of dismissals and hostile actions aimed at diminishing Russian power.

Over the past 22 years, several of America’s policies toward Russia have backfired horrifically. None of this is an excuse for the war against Ukrainian civilians waged by the now bitter and murderous Russian President Vladimir Putin, but to say that America is the good guy in this situation is just wrong.

America had many chances to cooperate

Vladimir Putin became president of Russia on New Year’s Day in the year 2000, the very same year that George W. Bush was “elected” president of the United States of America. Putin's predecessor, Boris Yeltsin, was a bad president and a horrible drunk who left Russia in bad shape and psychologically damaged. While Yeltsin might have had good intentions, he was unable to give Russians the dignity they needed in the wake of losing the power of the Soviet Union.

As an example, during his visit to Washington D.C. to meet with President Bill Clinton, Yeltsin was discovered highly inebriated wandering the city at night in his underwear while asking taxi drivers where he could find a pizza. While it may have been funny, it was not very dignified, and so it left many around the world with a poor perception of the Russian leadership.

Putin sought to change that.

During his Millennium Day Address to the people of Russia, Putin told his people that…



Joshua Edward

Left the USA for Europe as a solo parent and raised a kid in a foreign land.