Also, East Ukraine is full of ethnic Russians, shocking, I know.
I wasn't talking about ethnicity.
Bullshit, There was all of no hesitation on the part of Kyiv, regarding beginning an offensive in Donetsk and Luhansk. There was no hesitation involved in the shelling of civilian areas.
Except the months it took to actually do it.
Hyperbole, and it's their choice that the people of Donetsk and Luhansk made themselves. Don't you find it even slightly hypocritical that you can cry 'fascist' on one hand, but on the other, completely suppress the idea that a referendum took place?
I just held another referendum in my livingroom and the people of Donetsk and Luhansk just voted 93.425% that you're full of BS.
The think I find hilarious is that there's manufactured "proof" of Russian artillery fire, and satellite images showing troop buildups that don't exist, but no satellite imagery showing Russia moving BUK systems into Donetsk (because let's face it, neither Russia nor the separatists have anything to gain by downing passenger liners), it makes no sense for Kyiv to have moved SAM systems into Donetsk as the separatists have no air support. How'd the BUK system get there? Are we pretending that Kyiv has nothing to gain from making it look like Russia is downing airliners, they're desperate.
Yeah, the idea of Russian artillery fire is ridiculous.
And you're ignoring the obvious that the separatists have been downing planes for weeks.