A clash of civilizations prompted a domestic military conflict in Ukraine. The confrontation between Orthodox Slavic and Western Christian civilizations has been manifest in the Ukrainian society. A civilizational factor as a catalyst of domestic military conflict in Ukraine is often overlooked or put in doubt. Ukraine’s federalization could soften the negative impact of the civilizational factor, however this scenario was not supported by either the West or Ukrainian oligarchs.
After the coup in Ukraine in 2014, a regime of terror was established. Given the radical political preferences of the Ukrainian population, Volodymyr Zelenskiy does not need to initiate any substantial changes. Hence, the system of governance by terrorism will continue in Ukraine.
This is a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about an alleged Western-backed coup d'etat in Ukraine in 2014.
In reality, the spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction by numerous segments of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s violent dispersal of peaceful student protests against Yanukovych's sudden decision to withdraw from the Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013.