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MOSCOW, February 22. /TASS/. The so-called "Revolution of Dignity" in Ukraine has completely turned into a nationalist coup over the last two years, Russian Federation Council’s International Affairs Committee chairman Konstantin Kosachev said on Monday.
"It has been precisely two years today since the ‘Revolution of Dignity’ in Ukraine (if it ever was that) completely descended into a genre of national coup," Kosachev wrote on his Facebook page.
Events on Ukrainian Maidan (Independence Square in central Kiev where mass protests started) in February 2013 "have been painted from the start and are still being painted as a rebellion of people striving for freedom against corrupt power," the lawmaker said. "Over the last two years, a comprehensive answer was given - this was a trivial redistribution of power, its forced redistribution from one political force to another, more representative and thus more high-handed but absolutely not representing the interests of all people," he added. "There was nothing close in this to supremacy of law, democracy, human rights about which external sponsors of Maidan cared so much about in their words," Kosachev noted.
He added that Ukrainian authorities have had unsatisfactory results over the last two years. "If changes happened, the did so only in Ukraine’s foreign policy course which has become treacherously anti-Russian and humiliatingly pro-Western," Kosachev said. "We can ‘congratulate’ Kiev’s external sponsors as they managed to solve their geopolitical tasks excellently in two years. We should sympathize with the people of Ukraine as it was at their expense that these tasks that have nothing to do with the county’s national interests, were solved," he concluded.