Russia’s unilateral action in Ukraine should be condemned, but the situation in Ukraine is more complicated than our media as well as Russian media portray it, regarding the history and public opinion. Someone sent the following academic study to me and it’s worth reading.
After reading it I was convinced that all the major players share some blame and that a majority of the people who live in the Donbas seem to want some form of autonomy from or within Ukraine, but only a minority want incorporation into Russia. Unfortunately, that option is not, at least initially, going to be pursued by the major players.
It also seems foolish for the Russians to want to separate the parts of Ukraine where they have the most sympathy because that means the rest of the country is where they have the least.