Put succinctly it is rebellion against terrorism that has taken power in Kiev and claims jurisdiction over East Ukraine
How do you define events in Donbass?
Do you think of those who don’t want to be a part of Ukraine as – ‘separatists’:
That could be because you believe what happened, the media told you what happened, on Euromaidan were ‘peaceful protests’:
and the result was a ‘legitimate government’:
I went to Euromaidan with an open mind, having lived in Ukraine for over 2 years. I wrote numerous positive articles about Ukraine.
What I saw on Maidan was – Fascism:
The Kiev government which caused Crimea, then Donbass, to rise up, was actually completely illegitimate – it just booted out a democratically elected president, then a democratically elected parliament.
The new Kiev government contained far-right wing elements intent on destroying the culture, and history, of Crimea, Donbass.
So, when you understand that Euromaidan was terrorism, the Kiev government it installed was illegitimate, far-right.
Then you understand that what happened in Crimea and Donbass, was actually anti-terrorism and counter-terrorism.