Everyone has their panties in a wad over Russia’s incursion into Ukraine. Compare the two countries and there isn’t much difference.
As for Russia, Vladimir Putin uses the old Soviet standby to get rid of dissent. He assassinates political opponents. Opposition activist Artem Basyrov, was sent to a psychiatric hospital by authorities a day before a planned demonstration. Putin also tightened his grip on the media by replacing the main news agency with one that will propagate his message without objections.
Vladimir Putin engineered his return to power through corruption, intimidation, murder, and setting up Dmitry Medvedev as a temporary sockpuppet. His domestic spying program is a carbon copy of the old KGB. Everything he does is a throwback to the old Soviet regime.
Russia will do what it wants with Ukraine. It’s not in America’s interest to give a shit.