None of them [the leaders of the protests on the Maidan] would have gone for a coup if the United States together with Europe had not given them guarantees of the legitimisation of their power. They attacked Yanukovych after they were given guarantees that they would be recognised as the representatives of the new government.
Today Ukraine is governed from abroad as it betted on Russophobia and as a result lost its industry, Crimea, thousands of people, and is losing Donbas.
A recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Ukraine, the war in Ukraine and the sovereignty of 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. Ukraine is not controlled by any foreign government, while its sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected by most of the free world but have been violated by acts of aggression by the Russian armed forces since February 2014.