There was no threat to Russia’s port. The issue here is bigger, which is, he needs Ukraine obedience to Russia in order to secure his Eurasian empire dreams.
An assertion on your part does not today and never has negated reality.
And the reality was that the Eurocrats were leading Ukraine down the steps to EU membership.
Nobody who was paying attention was suprised by the way things are unfolding. We pointed out how it would go.
Anyone who thought Europe could work to enviegle Ukraine into restrictive favored trade agreements (generally the first step if you watched the EU form) and have something different happen was Jimmy Carter stupid.
Some positions really can not elicit any other response except ridicule. When Europe started down this road they needed to have their own superpower military ready to counter Russia. That wouldn’t have created the possibility of a successful buff - Russia has to go to the mat on this - but it would have given Europe the option to go down that gory road if they chose to.