Consider this scenario: The high level operatives of Russia and America had a series of secret negotiations in 2020 and 2021. In these secret negotiations it was agreed that Russia would be allowed to take control of a significant part of Ukraine in 2022, and in exchange for America not doing anything to repulse the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Russia would support American action in other areas of the globe: these other areas could be in South America, Africa, or the Middle East. The target could even be any Chinese territory.
This scenario is fictional—it seems fit for a new John le Carré novel. But what if it is true? This would not be the first time that the cunning Western powers have sold Eastern Europe to have peace for themselves. Before the Second World War, the British sold Czechoslovakia to Hitler. After the Second World War, America and Britain sold all of Eastern Europe to Stalin. In the 1970s, they sold Cambodia to the Chinese and Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge (to counter the Soviet Union). And in 2022, they might have sold Ukraine to Russia.
It was clear from the middle of 2021 that the Russians were planning an invasion of Ukraine—America and Britain have been warning their citizens to leave Ukraine since December 2021. But the Americans did nothing to arm the Ukrainians. After the invasion started, they passed a few toothless United Nations resolutions and imposed some sanctions—all of which Russia could easily circumvent. From the lukewarm American response to the Russian invasion, it seems that there was a secret agreement between Russia and America.
The political leadership in America is aware that their country’s power is waning; they know that they need Russia on their side to counter China and other powers. Ukraine could be the tribute (the sacrificial goat) that America has given to Russia to seal a secret deal between the two countries. America is a country of greedy traders—they will sell anything, including any non-Western country, to make profits and maintain their global hegemony.