socialism is not the problem, it's just a convenient whipping boy for folks in the US who lack any imagination, but need to kick something just to show that they are still men.
That aside, all of those points you made may be totally valid, and yet, the question remains: "what does the US get out of going to bat for a worthless POS country who has refused to do the things necessary to strengthen its institutions to allow it to withstand external manipulation because it's political leaders have treated their country like their own personal ATM for the last two decades?" What do we get out of helping that country which refuses to help itself?
Ukraine has had revolutions in the past. And yet the people continue to allow their leaders to rob the hell out of them. These poor victims of Russian Aggression ally their supposedly "organic" "anti-corruption" street protest with right wing thugs in the Right Sector and claim victory in the middle of the night when they reverse a legitimate, democratic election and install, extra constitutionally, I might add, a gang of crooks which are backed by foreign powers, who are only different from the previous gang of crooks in that they are backed by a different foreign power.
Is that REALLY the kind of people we need to be supporting? Especially when our support doesn't do a damn thing to prevent or contain a resurgent Russia, even assuming that Russia's enemy has secretly and treacherously been the US all along as irrelevant Cold War fossilized left-overs like John McCain claim. Really? Isn't that sort of like arming the Mujahidin in Afghanistan because they wanted the country for themselves, but the enemy of our Enemy must be our close and eternal friend?
Doesn't any one sense blowback on this, or do we just like walking into traps because we are so ridiculously blinded by hatred of Russia that we'll back any group of idiots or crooks who appears to also, for their reasons, not ours, hates Russia too? Are we REALLY this bad at prediction of the consequences of our policy?