Nato forces have been threatening everyone into capitulation to their demands, demands that disrespect the sovereignty of other nations and seek to take over resources and decision-making powers. Another tactic widely used is a combination of bribery and blackmail of some part of the population of a nation to side with them, and create civil strife and war.
We need only ask, how well did America take having Cuba armed in 1962 , to realise that surrounding Russia with military bases is absolutely a provocation intended to bait and foster a war that will be highly profitable for the USA-based weapons manufacturers. US corporations will also defend like vampires, to rebuild the country so it's a win win for the Anglo-American/NAO Empire, seeking to maintain a unipolar world order where Americans can stomp around assassinating whoever they feel like. The victims of the manipulation are the Ukrainians and Russians that are suffering and dying, just like the Afghanis, the iraqi’s the Yemenis, etc etc.