> This is coming just days after Poroshenko dissolved his Parliament [cnn.com], there were apparently rising protests against conscription into the Ukrainian army [globalresearch.ca], and the separatists were able to make progress.
> RT is claiming that Ukrainian troops crossed into Russia, in order to defect [rt.com], and the Ukranian government admits this.
Not sure why you think it's the "other side of the story”. It has nothing to do with the story. Some elements of the Ukraine military may be defecting AND Russia may be invading. These are not mutually exclusive claims.