The United States, blamed for myriad crimes across the world, will never be able to make Russia surrender over Ukraine, an analyst writes in a column for the Press TV website.

Paul Craig Roberts wrote on Friday that the United States, backed by “stupid NATO puppets,” is pushing for a war in Ukraine by planning to impose sanctions on Russia.

“The criminally insane government in Washington has pushed the Russian bear into a corner. The bear is not going to surrender,” he wrote.

Roberts said “neoconservative Nazis” in Washington have long been “agitating for war with Russia” as one of the remaining restraints to the “world hegemony” of the United States.

“Washington wants to break up the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) before these countries form a separate currency bloc and avoid the use of the US dollar,” he wrote.

The United States has threatened to slap Russia with “damaging sanctions” should it not prevent Crimea from seceding from Ukraine. Crimea has expressed its interest in joining Russia.

Roberts said Russia will, however, “respond in kind to Washington’s sanctions” by cutting gas supply to Europe.

“Americans and Europeans, if they had any awareness at all, would be in the streets violently protesting the coming war toward which the insane criminals in Washington are driving the world,” the analyst wrote.

On March 11, the Crimean parliament voted for the region to declare itself an independent state if its residents agree to split off from Ukraine and join Russia in the referendum.

Crimea has become the flashpoint for tensions since Ukraine president, Viktor Yanukovych, was ousted in February following three months of street protests and violent unrest in the capital Kiev and other cities.

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