The Europeans perceived the Ukrainian Maidan a year and a half ago as an example of civil society in Russia the idea of it diametrically opposed, according to the President of the EU delegation to Russia Vygaudas Usackas.
"We believed those statements that did your leadership since 2003, We believed that working together in partnership for the modernization of your country. And literally different perception of what happened on the Maidan. The Maidan for all Europeans was an example of civil society, where citizens felt that their former leader (Viktor) Yanukovych cheated, he was elected on the platform of the mandate that he will sign And even almost will help Ukraine to join the EU, and after he changed his mind, " said Usackas on Thursday on air of TV channel.
in his vision, the Maidan - " it was the outbreak of civil discontent ".
"in Russia, it's official Newspapers write your leaders - it was evaluated as the change of regime, And that the next stop is Russia. Unfortunately, these same events are perceived diametrically different", he added.
at the end of 2013, after the statement of the government of Mykola Azarov about temporary suspension of the signing of the Treaty on the Union with the EU, supporters of European integration have occupied the main square of Kiev - Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence square). Later, the Maidan became the epicenter of the confrontation between the security forces And active participants. Numerous protests, called " euromaidan ", were held throughout Ukraine. The result of fights on the street, during which many radicals repeatedly used firearms And " Molotov cocktails ", were dozens of casualties. Until now, the proceedings of the events on the Maidan is not completed, are not established customers And organizers of crimes. The Prosecutor General's office only gave the court a case against several employees of the detachment of special purpose " Berkut ", who are accused of killing protesters.