The Moscow City Court granted the petition of the former deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Oliynyk on the recognition of the Revolution of Dignity (EuroMaidan) that took place in Kyiv in 2014 a coup d'etat. The decision was announced today, on December 27.
During the lawsuit the judge Anna Shipikova questioned the escaped to Russia former officials of Ukraine, who run the Yanukovych administration, Prosecutor General's Office, Interior Ministry and State Security Service (SBU). They all claimed that regard the EuroMaidan as a "coup d'etat".
Yanukovych, as the person concerned, was also questioned in the court.
The judgment emphasized that "the U.S. and the EU support for the coup led to the division of society and the emergence of armed conflict."
“As a result of the support of influential representatives of Western countries the protests escalated into riots,” the decision of the Moscow City Court emphasized.
In addition, the Russian court called armed nationalist organizations the participants of the coup.
“There are extremist groups in Ukraine that being part of the government pursued people on the principle of social and ideological hatred. The extremist actions of these associations are confirmed by various sources, including the Russian media in the Ukrainian territory,” reads the document.
Moreover, the document notes that "the strengthening of the extreme right and nationalist ideology, purposeful creation of Russia’s image as enemy, overt focus on a military solution of internal conflicts, and a deep social and economic crisis turn Ukraine into a source of instability in Europe and directly near the borders of Russia."
As QHA reported earlier, according to Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) Olexander Turchinov, the beginning of consideration of protests held in Ukraine in 2014 by the Russian Federation is "bigotry of tyranny, which is experiencing socio-economic and intellectual crisis."