The coup in Ukraine was initiated by Western countries to “annoy” Russia on the successful hosting of the winter Olympic games in Sochi. This opinion on Friday, February 17, was expressed by the head of Ingushetia, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, RIA Novosti reported.
“They didn’t think that coming all out of control. They wanted the world press to distract from the Olympics. Came up with the Maidan, they didn’t know who they gave up that role of management in hands”, — said Yevkurov.
Further, in his opinion, Western politicians had to go on about the new Kiev authorities. “Today we got what we got”, — said the head of the Republic.
At the same time, Russia, in his opinion, have overcome their habit to look to Europe and the US taking some decisions.
Yevkurov also unfortunately indicated that all the actions of the West are perceived as relevant global rules and norms. “They bombed Yugoslavia they bombed Iraq, they bombed Syria, they are bombing Libya — “all right.” Hundreds of thousands of dead children, women, old people — that’s fine, but if we do something on militants, bandits — this is not normal, it does not happen”, — he was indignant.
The winter Olympic games in Sochi was held from 7 to 23 February 2014. As noted in the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Sochi Olympics was a record in many respects. The Russian team scored the highest number of gold medals, and was also the lead in the overall standings.
However, at the end of 2016, the IOC opened a disciplinary case against 28 of the Russian athletes that competed at the Games, suspecting them of manipulating doping samples.
Maidan (Euromaidan) — mass protests in Central Kiev and other cities of Ukraine in winter 2013-2014, which in the country there was a violent change of power. The riots resulted in the flight of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych abroad. During these events killed more than 100 people. Subsequently, the leaders of the Maidan occupied government positions and became members of Parliament.