"This war did not start when Russian special forces invaded Donetsk
and Luhansk, nor did it begin with the annexation of Crimea. In the
modern historical perspective this war began with the free Ukrainians'
rebellion against the criminal regime of Yanukovych and Russian FSB
agents' lame attempts to quell the revolution. First victims of this
war between Russia and Ukraine were Maidan activists - kidnapped,
tortured, beaten and murdered, and the Heavenly Hundred, laid to
death by the snipers."
“The skirmishes in the east of today represent the enemy’s attempt to strike back after losing the critical battle in Kyiv and almost everywhere else in Ukraine. Today the enemy is vying for the revanche in the east.”