Present Kissinger's of west are not different from past. Current ones tuned blind eye to all the aggression of Putin till the invasion. They kept building pipeline when they should have been building LNG terminals. They had so much time to prepare. Woken up too late and asking others to shut Putin out while they are paying him daily in his currently of choice.Maybe so, but the irony is that Kissinger now agrees that Ukraine should cede territory to Russia. He has always been an idiot wrt foreign policy, you won't hear many westerners speak highly of him or Nixon. Should you copy idiots or strive to be better?
From the European perspective, this is basically like China invading Bangladesh or Nepal.
If this is an invasion of Nepal or Bhutan by china, we are far better prepared and we are not dependent on enemy for basic stuff.
So don't give us your false equivalence!.