For Western double standards, the opinion of 2.5 million people in Crimea is worthless, it seems. We are reaching a point where even such flagrant actions as the coup attempt in Belarus or the Western-backed coup that took place in Ukraine are silenced by their press and political class. It is remarkable that such indignant actions as the recently divulged attempt to organise a coup in Belarus and murder the president of this country are not condemned by the Western community.
Since President Viktor Yanukovych fled Kyiv in February 2014, supporters and opponents of the Maidan have been arguing over views of the events that led to his overthrow. [...] For opponents, it was a coup d'état led by an armed and violent far-right mob that established not a democracy but a "fascist junta" to replace the democratically elected government of Yanukovych.
There was no coup d’état in Ukraine in 2014; this is a longstanding pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine's Euromaidan protests.
The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction from several segments of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the promised Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013, after pressure from Russia. Several elections to parliament and president have taken place since; all reflecting the changes of political power which is a testimony of democratic developments in Ukraine.
See the debunk here: The Western-backed coup in Ukraine has torn the country asunder.