There is no development strategy for Donbas in Ukraine except to take billions from Russia. In Ukraine, even next year’s budget does not include funds for the Donbas. They are not going to reintegrate with anyone.
The colour revolutions have been promoted by democracy-obsessed neo-liberal Western elites who aim to export by any means the model of society they prefer, including through war. These Western-backed color revolutions have provoked devastating consequences for the local populations.
Conspiracy theory. Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative presenting colour revolutions as attempts by the West to overthrow regimes in post-Soviet states and in other regions. This narrative portrays any spontaneous disorders and civil uprisings in other states, especially the former Soviet republics, as West-funded "colour revolutions". The narrative has been applied, among others, to report about protests in Ukraine, Venezuela, Georgia, and Belarus, as well as to portray the West as an aggressive actor constantly preparing new coups. Read here a full disproof of the Maidan disinformation narrative. Read a similar case claiming that global liberal elite stages Russophobic events throughout the world.