The Maidan turned in to a civil war. The clique seized power in the capital and immediately began suppressing the citizens who opposed the overthrow of the legitimate government. The junta began to suppress the peaceful resistance of the Southern and Eastern oblasts of Ukraine. That eventually led to a civil war in Ukraine. On the one hand, there was a fascist clique with its own Bandera ideals, on the other, those who did not recognise the coup that had taken place in the country.
Several ex-soviet Republics opted for colour revolutions under foreign pressure and funding. This political move implies automatically a loss of territory, but not because of Russian influence. Russia is never involved in any way. It is rather because one part of the country that endures such a colour revolution cannot stand the degradation of their own homeland. In the majority of case, the revolutionaries are nationalist or even Nazis that oppress other minorities.
There are many examples: Georgia lost Abkhazia and South Ossetia after the “roses revolution.”
Ukraine lost Crimea and part of the Donbass after the “Euro-Maidan”.
The last example is Armenia in the recent war in Nagorno Karabakh after the colour revolution in Erevan.
It would be nice if people in Minsk, à Moscow, or Bichkek thought twice about which part of their territory they are ready to loose before taking part in demonstrations.
This recurring pro-Kremlin narrative paints all manifestations of popular discontent as colour revolutions, portrays entire nations of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe as pathologically Russophobic, and alleges that the West is attempting to encircle Russia and create instability around all Russian border.
There was no coup d'etat in 2018 in Armenia, but peaceful protests of hundreds of thousand people in response to Serzh Sargsyan's third consecutive term, and the country's prime minister and former president for a decade. Sargsyan resigned in response to overwhelming opposition pressure, including deserting soldiers, admitting that he was "wrong".
Some of the so-called "colour revolutions" in former Soviet Union countries include the so-called "Rose Revolution" in Georgia in 2003, "Tulip Revolution" in Kyrgyzstan in 2005, and "Orange Revolution" in Ukraine in 2005.
Behind the "Rose Revolution" in Georgia, there were different political, economical and social reasons. The protests in Tbilisi continued from 2 November to 23 November and, as the result, the former president of Georgia Eduard Shevardnadze resigned and Mikheil Saakashvili came to power.
The "Tulip Revolution" in Kyrgyzstan began after the second round of the parliamentary elections on 13 March 2005, when the demonstrations started in large cities. The protesters occupied government buildings and president Asker Akayev fled to Kazakhstan. As the result of mass demonstrations, president of Kyrgyzstan Askar Akayev resigned and new elections were appointed.
As for the "Orange Revolution", on 22 November 2005, protests in Ukraine began in several cities after the presidential elections. The protesters were against the results of the elections which resulted in Viktor Yanukovych becoming the newly elected president. These demonstrations lasted until new elections were held. The new elections brought victory to another candidate, Viktor Yushchenko.
Peaceful protests, cooperation with the West, and NGOs do not lead to the destruction of states in the post-Soviet region. Many conflicts in the region are a result of direct armed aggression of Russia, such as in the case of Ukraine or Georgia.
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