Not that this should really surprise anyone at this point, but now the ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych has officially gone on record to say that he believes the United States was actively involved in planning and orchestrating the protests in Ukraine that led to the coup to overthrow him.
TASS quoted Yanukovych:
“I signed the protocol (an Agreement on the Settlement of Political Crisis in Ukraine – TASS). However, sometime later I realized that no matter what protocol we signed, the scenario to seize the power and stage a coup was planned and imminent. That is, it actually did not depend on our actions,” the former president said in an interview with the US film director Oliver Stone for his documentary entitled Ukraine on Fire aired by the REN TV channel.
The former Ukrainian president specifically called out Vice President Joe Biden, whose son Hunter not-so-coincidentally went on after the coup to join the Board of Directors at Burisma Holdings, Ukraine’s largest private gas producer:
“We were constantly in touch with Biden, I had frequent telephone conversations with him. However, the fact is that Mr. Biden said one thing, while something entirely different was done in Ukraine,” he said. “The US Ambassador to Ukraine constantly received representatives of the ‘Maidan’ at the embassy. We knew that very well, we kept a close watch on this. One got the impression that the whole process was orchestrated by the headquarters in the US Embassy.”
According to Yanukovych, US representatives’ actions in Ukraine during the “Maidan” developments were inadmissible. “Tell me, will it be acceptable in any other country, if Ukraine’s ambassador comes to the protesters in Ferguson, distributes cakes there and accuses the US police. I believe this is inadmissible in any country. Why then was there such an attitude towards Ukraine?”
Although it was on George Soros’ bucket list for years, Ukraine isn’t special in this regard. The United States has a long and sordid history of staging coups to facilitate regime changes and install US-controlled puppets in positions of power in nations the world over. After decades of it, by the time they got to Ukraine, it was just business as usual.