There's no mention of Russians being burned alive in Odessa.
Ukraine and its Western allies accuse Russia of instigating the uprising and pouring in arms and troops to bolster the two self-proclaimed republics.
The Kremlin denies the claims despite substantial evidence ...
What evidence? All I ever heard or saw was hearsay. Russia allowed Russians to volunteer to protect Russians from the Nazis trying to flood into the area from Kiev.
Kiev has been forced to rely on a patchwork of volunteer battalions that are outside of its control, including far-right nationalists.
That's nonsense. The coup was led by Nazis who ended up in government.
The rebel republics are largely dependent on Russian financial aid ....
That's not true. The republics are quite productive. In fact, they are the most productive areas in what was Ukraine. Russia has helped but only because the US and others have been aiding the Nazis.
A number of their military and political figures have been killed over the past years in attacks blamed on infighting.
Blame by whom? The only people claiming this are Ukrainians. The people living in the republics know full well that it has nothing to do with infighting. There have been assassinations carried out for Kiev.