Decades ago we had the concept of COMMUNISM as the word often used to condemn a person, a country, or an act to be disapproved, but since the end of the Soviet Union the new narrative has chosen the concept of "Terrorism" as the main idea to be attached to anything or anyone doing something wrong.
The US narrative with all its powerful Media imposes its own point of view, although it usually attempts to sanction the "official story" put forward by the executive political office of the given government at the time.
The powerful US Media Corporations attach great importance to what the US leadership espouses at the moment it is broadcasted, therefore it behaves much as the Soviet Media used to do, criticized profusely by the so-called Western "Free-Press" as Fake News. However a particularity of the US Media System is to have characters like Seymour Hersh who go outside of the mainstream to dare publish events the other Corporate for-profit Media refuses to publish, which is what turns the US Media into the real Free-Press, notwithstanding its many faults.
The only way anyone or any society can aspire to improve, is by recognizing and accepting the facts as they are, no matter how terrible they might be. Mistakes always take place, but the only way to avoid them in the future is by recognizing them and changing the behavior that produced them.
In this particular case is to accept the fact it was the US leadership that blew up those oil and gas pipes delivering energy to Europe from Russia. The US leadership had already declared its disapproval of the deliveries and had ordered the European leaders to stop purchasing the energy from Russia. However the next step was for the US to start selling the same energy to Europeans but at double the cost Russia was selling it for. This behavior reminds us of the Mafia's corrupt acts by Al Capone and others that would force their victims to stop purchasing a given product, for later to sell it to them at higher prices, just as the USA is doing it to Europeans.
However, now the European consumers are unhappy protesting on the streets because they are the ones being screwed by their own leaders, and that pressure is what Russia is counting on to modify their leaders' arrangement with the USA.
The fact is the European Union is an occupied continent by the USA with many Military Bases housing over 70 thousand soldiers and nuclear bombs. Perhaps this controversy will be the trigger for them to finally kick out the US military from their continent and live in peace with Russia and China.