Really? Montreal?Are tomahawks the only missiles capable of delivering nuclear payloads? Nah, so you set up a straw man and kick his ass (again) while avoiding the truth. Pointing out that the MK 41 is a "ballistic system" is a pedantic non sequitur. Are they or aren't they capable of delivering nuclear payloads? Are they or aren't they deployed on Russia's "doorstep?"
You keep saying the invasion was "unprovoked" but clearly Putin laid out his concerns related to these "defensive" missiles:
FACTBOX-Russia's unveils security proposals to U.S. and NATO (devdiscourse.com)
Did anyone offer to sit down and discuss these (legitimate) concerns? Nah, we just kept preparing to push NATO closer to Moscow. Would the US allow Russia to put Iskanders in Montreal?
Do you have specs on the MK41? Can it carry a nuke? Can the HIMARS?
Russia has missile subs 50 miles off our coast. Are we going to war over it?
Now Putin wants to keep Donbas and Crimea. Will that keep NATO from putting those missiles in western Ukraine?