Russians are the aggressor? To answer the question who is the aggressor, you should not ask who invaded who, you should ask the question: who started murdering people ? That clearly was Ukraine.. they started to bomb the people in Donbass and killed 14000 of them between 2014 to 2022…. So the Ukrainians clearly are the aggressor in this conflict… Russia has an international right to defend its people, even when they are living outside Russia, from genocide.. So Russia is in its legal right to conduct a Special Military Operation. Then it went haywire with the West showing its real cards, its intent to have a proxywar with Russia.