Ukrainian politicians still do not want to admit that the unconstitutional seizure of power in Kyiv was the root cause of the upheavals in the country. Instead, the so-called “Maidan victors” decided to use force to suppress the dissenters in various regions of Ukraine. They imposed an almost complete ban on the Russian language, initiated lustration, the liquidation of parties and NGOs, the closure of oppositional media, and the lifting of restrictions on the propaganda of neo-Nazi ideology. And the Western mediators – France, Germany, and Poland, who acted as guarantors of the agreement of February 21, 2014 – in fact, withdrew from fulfilling the promises. Almost seven years later, Kyiv is still afraid to face the truth and admit guilt for the tragic consequences of the bloody coup. They prefer to hide their fear behind anti-Russian and Russophobic rhetoric.
The attempt to create hotbeds of trouble and tension in the countries neighbouring Russia, by investing in the technology of “colour revolutions”, and exploiting the real and legitimate pursuit of peoples in their search for freedom and democracy, promoting feelings of anger and using violence and sowing sectarian and ethnic strife, to change political systems and interfere in the internal affairs of countries with Sovereignty, is nothing but a continuation of the bad Western policies pursued by the United States and NATO, seeking hegemony and imposing de facto policies, and unipolar sovereignty.
Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative framing popular protests as Western-backed colour revolutions, and the NATO as a geopolitical project of the US, allegedly pursuing a belligerent and hostile anti-Russian agenda. No evidence is provided to support the mentioned allegations. NATO is not encircling Russia. Russia's land border is just over 20,000 kilometres long. Of that, less than one-sixteenth (1,215 kilometres), is shared with NATO members. Russia has land borders with 14 countries. Only five of them are NATO members. Read the most common fakes about relations between Russia and NATO here. See several other anti-NATO narratives such as NATO provoking Russia, Eastern European countries are NATO “hostages” (Baltic states, Moldova, Poland) and that NATO has taken a path of aggression.