Reports have been made that Germany has been refusing to transfer military equipment to Ukraine to protect itself from Russia. Just about every country manages their borders except the Southern border of the United States which is open to all people. But the main story here is that Ukraine is an ally to the United States, and President Putin doesn’t want Ukraine to be allowed into NATO. As a former American Soldier and presidential candidate in 2012 and 2020, I am for supporting Ukraine against Russia with billions in aid in the form of weapons, food, all forms of equipment militarily to armor, aircraft, even nuclear armaments if needed. If Russia attacks Ukraine I would also make sure Ukraine gets back Crimea. I would warn President Putin that nothing is off the table and we would use all weapons measured to their attack. If they cross into Ukraine or even bombs inside Ukraine I would make sure the people of Russia realize if they attack Ukraine I would do what ever works to let Russia know we are going to make sure this would be the last time they ever attack anyone.
However, I also know that sometimes wars start with false flag events, such as the assassination of Ferdinand Duke in World War 1 and the Gulf of Tonkin event in the Vietnam war. It is vital that our intelligence is up to snuff and can make sure that Russia is indeed attacking Ukraine. The last thing we need are for insurgents in Ukraine (or even Russia!) to stage an event, then blame it on the other side. Our news media must remain above the fray to make sure that needless war not be started.
That said, while the United States is pulling our people out of the embassy and out of Kiev (Kyev), other E.U. countries have not pulled their staffs out. This tells me that there may be other factions in play other than the Russian and even Ukrainian state governments. Even Crimean dissidents may start something, but that is unlikely. The key factor is that the United States should primarily do everything to prevent military engagement; barring that, they should not go in without a full plan of operations including a viable exit strategy. We owe that to our troops as well as the civilians on the ground in both Ukraine and Russia, no matter their nationalities.