If you think the will of the people means less then the will of the government - then you are clearly anti-democratic and a complete waste of time to me on this.
Canada is an extremely well respected country and yet, they only require about 60-65% of a popular vote for one of it's provinces to - in essence - leave. And a FAR higher percentage of both Crimea and the Donetsk regions voted to bolt to Russia in their referendums.
The Crimea AND the Donetsk regions voted overwhelmingly to leave...and THAT is all the UN should care about.
The will of the people have overwhelmingly spoken - unfortunately, Kiev (backed by the West) would rather kill it's citizens rather then let them leave (even when over 80% of them want to).
Russia is no saint in this. But Kiev and those in the West that are backing them in the Civil War are FAR more the bad guys, imo.