The News reports of those events in Ukraine are generally accurate.
If I add in the geopolitical stance. I would have to say I have sided with the Pro Eastern European side. Which is vibrantly Anti Russian. Also as a side note I lived in Germany, Latvia, Belarus, Estonia, & Russia over a period of about 1 year. (4 months in Russia Saint Petersburg & Pskov Russia) (3 months in Riga, Latvia) (2 weeks in Tallinn, Estonia) (1 Month in Belarus) (1 month in Germany)
What the news lacks historically to mention is that Belarus & Ukraine was the start of slavic culture. Slavic culture being Russian culture. There is a second version of slavic culture which is the western slavs. We call these people Polish (Poland & Polish are slavic languages & areas) Russians are Eastern Slavs. The difference is Poland favors western ideals & attitudes. Eastern Slavs prefer slavic culture. Feeling it is the superior culture to those around.
This area which encompassed Belarus & Ukraine was called Kievan Rus (Russia before it was Russia)
Over time Kievan Rus just expanded Eastward which we know today as Russia, (Russians defeated the Mongols, Khazars, & others to merge it all as Russia)
According to most Russians the Vikings are early Russians. (A fun fact if you talk with any Russian)
What the news also neglects to talk about due to its sensitivity is under the Czars are Communism Ukraine was bitterly beginning to resist Russian imperialism. Since there was a point Ukraine became apart of Poland & Lithuania (Western Slavs)
As we know history, Russia won this fight, which Ukraine was annexed to Russia under the Czars, (Saint Petersburg was originally for thousands of years apart of Finland till Peter The Great)
What follows afterwards is the horrible hell as if you could even call it that. A hell that has lasted nearly 100 years over Ukraine ending when the Soviet Union collapsed.
To start this 100 years of repression you need to start with Stalin, there is the Holodomor (Ukrainian for Death By Starvation) To this day the Holodomor is considered Western Propaganda to most Russians even though 10 million Ukrainians were starved to death. The Russians living in Russia were well fed.
This is where the divisions between Ukrainian Culture & Russian Culture separate, as does all native people’s in Eastern Europe except Belarus & Transhistria. Every country except the 2 listed have either a historical or personal hatred for anything that is Russian culture. Since the Czars & after the Russians carried out a process that was called Russification. Russians for centuries have been arresting, imprisoning or murdering natives of the neighboring countries. Either because they feel the country or people are inferior. Or they feel Russia is obligated to have more land.
The only 2 successful areas that completely submitted to this was Belarus & Transhistria. Since it is illegal to speak the native languages. Russian is the only legal language to speak, any other non pro Russian stance is vilified. Russia also uses these 2 countries as a proxy for the weapons trade. Its sales of weapons & arms to African warlords in Sudan & other portions of Africa. As well to destabilize NATO.
The 3rd thing the news does not speak of is the Eurasian Union which is a revamp of the former Soviet Countries under a new name. The Current members are Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia. The projected new members are Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Vietnam. The main point of this economic union is to first spread a Russian point of view. As well as the idea to transit oil to the European Union.
As well with a poll on those that favor the Eurasian Union
With these facts in mind, and as the educated reader, what direction should Ukraine take? It will always be a choice of East, Or Western style politics.