Russians signed an agreement to let grain shipments leave Ukraine unimpeded. And then a few hours later Russia bombed the main Ukrainian port that ships grain. Just a few hours later. The few hours during which the NATO didn’t expand, I might add.
I don’t know what else needs to happen to make it clear to people that appeasement won’t work. “If I give the bully my lunch money, he’ll become sweet and won’t hurt me again” is not a workable plan.
“Why did the Russians sign the agreements if they weren’t going to honor them?” naive people ask.
They signed precisely because they weren’t going to honor them. It’s so much fun to give false hope to the people you despise and then crush it.