Those who got to power in Ukraine were seeking personal interests: to earn more money robbing the Ukrainian people. Now the main task is to preserve what was robbed. And where is the money? In foreign banks. So they [the Ukrainian] authorities are serving those, who are keeping their money. That is why the only thing they are trading now is Russophobia. Because some people like to divide Russia and Ukraine, they think it is a key task.
This week was the sixth anniversary of the coup d’état from which Ukraine expected European values, freedom and manna from heaven, but instead got European slavery, corruption, debts and constant changes of power. Even with the new president, nothing changed. It seems that was the initial aim of the Maidan. Put the oligarchs in power and fix them there. The Western puppeteers stood behind all of this. Ukraine is a useful instrument for resolving their more important tasks.
This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative painting the 2013-14 protests in Kyiv as a coup orchestrated by the West and alleging that Russia's armed aggression in east Ukraine is a civil war. It is also a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative undermining the statehood of Ukraine. The message also repeats disinformation narratives about the EU and US relations with Ukraine.
Ukraine is recognised in international law as a sovereign nation-state, with its own flag, nationality, language and with a democratically-elected president and parliament. The EU and the US support the democratic development of Ukraine in accordance with the UN Charter’s principles of non-interference into internal affairs and respect towards territorial integrity and political independence.
There was no coup d'état in Ukraine. The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was an organic reaction by numerous segments of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the promised Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013.
The war in eastern Ukraine is not a civil conflict but a well-documented act of aggression by Russian armed forces, ongoing since February 2014.