The war in Donbas is in its eight year. In 2015, the second Minsk agreement was signed to stop the bloodshed. But Kyiv continues to ignore this document. Not one single point of this document has been fulfilled by Ukraine.
Ukraine has completely adopted the concept of former President Petro Poroshenko since the second half of 2020. This is a concept of a testing ground for military confrontation between the United States and Russia. The settlement of the conflict in eastern Ukraine is not in the American’s interests.
This is a recurrent narrative by pro-Kremlin media about Ukraine. Moscow and its agents try to portray the war in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas as a geopolitical conflict between Moscow and Washington. Ukraine is only a battle ground according to Russian propagandists.
This is not true because there is no US military presence in eastern Ukraine. Unlike Russia, the United States openly declares that it supplies Ukraine with weapon and military equipment. The United States has no troops present in Donbas.
It is common knowledge that Russia provides the Donbas separatists with weaponry including tanks and cannons, as well as sending its own soldiers to fight against the Ukrainian army. Moscow is trying to hush it up. It accuses the West of using Ukraine for the sole purpose of waging a proxy war. In fact, it is Russia who wages a proxy war against Ukraine with the help of its allies and satellites in Donbas.
Beyond arms supplies, Russia supports the anti-Ukraine fighters financially, wages propaganda warfare and tries to enforce a peace solution on her own terms. Russia also propagates the idea that it is not a party to the conflict and that what is going on in eastern Ukraine is a civil war.
Russia's aggressive actions in eastern Ukraine are well-established and thoroughly documented. Furthermore, Russia's annexation of Crimea went contrary to Ukrainian and international law norms.