Bullies often cry when they get punched in the face.Why is Ukrainians taking back Ukrainian territory after suffering an illegitimate invasion considered an escalation? Its just a step to reverting to the legitimate status quo from before 2014. The only one who's escalating is Russia.
In fact its kinda petty to begrudge Ukraine that they fight back against an enemy that wants to exterminate them.
It says a lot about someone who goes "no fair" only at the point the bully is on the ground getting the shit kicked out of him but not when the bully rolled up and attacked in the first place.
Russia fucked around and now they're finding out.