Yeah, there are problems here, I've never said anything different. As an aside, though, I'm sure that wasn't a first offense - you get bigger sentences if you've committed crimes before.
Either way, what's going on in American prisons is irrelevant to the fact that Russia has been the first and only foreign power to move troops into Ukraine, they're supporting the rebels agaisnt the rightful government, and they even had the gall to lie about it in the beginning and claim the Russian soldiers there were "volunteers."
The US, on the other hand, has simply sold the Ukrainian government some weapons and offered help training their soldiers - perfectly reasonable peacetime actions. Supporting an ally (or someone you're trying to convince to become an ally) is not an act of aggression.
Also, I seem to recall Russia arguing aggressively for their right to use military force against Chechnyan rebels some years ago, but now that it's convenient for them they're supporting rebels in another country... so basically, blaming the US for the conflict is completely ass-backwards. Russia has troops on the ground and the US is using non-violent methods - economic sanctions - yet somehow the US is the bad guy here? Drivel.