Euromaidan was not turned into the main moment of the formation of the Ukrainian state; it became the collapse of the state system of the country. Such a statement on Wednesday, February 17, was made by a member of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs, Senator from Crimea Sergey Tsekov.
“If you call a spade a spade, then their” Revolution of Dignity “is a coup d’etat and the collapse of the entire state system,” Tsekov told RIA Novosti.
He added that the destruction of Ukraine as a state began already when it gained independence. The senator explained that Ukraine flourished as part of the USSR, and is currently in a state of decline, which can be explained by the struggle with the historical past and the “Russian period.”
On November 21, 2013, supporters of European integration took to the Independence Square (Independence Square) in Kiev after the government announced that it was suspending the signing of an association agreement with the EU. Later, on the square, clashes began between demonstrators and security forces.
On February 20, 2014, a shooting took place in the square, during which 53 people were killed. The Ukrainian authorities blamed the incident on the regime of then head of the country, Viktor Yanukovych. As a result of the change of power in February 2014, Yanukovych left the country fearing for his life. He was granted temporary asylum in Russia until October 26, 2021.
Those who came to power as a result of the events on the Maidan accused him of abuse of power, treason, as well as of organizing violent crimes against participants in mass protests in 2014.