The President of Russia Vladimir Putin believes that the mistrust of the then President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych in 2014 it was possible to Express legitimate through elections, not a coup.
"A coup in Ukraine leading to civil war, because, Yes, for example, most citizens of Ukraine do not trust President Yanukovych. But it was legitimate to go to the polls to elect a head of country, And not to arrange a coup d'etat. As soon as the coup took place, someone supported it, someone liked it, And some don't. And those who didn't like it, started talking from a position of strength. The result is a civil war, " - said Putin, speaking to American journalist Charlie rose at the beginning of participation in the 70th session of the UN General Assembly.
The result of the actions aimed at the deposition of a legitimate government is always very difficult, said the head." in Libya? This is a complete disintegration of the country, in Iraq - is filling this territory by terrorists in the Syrian Arab Republic to do the same, it seems that there is, in Afghanistan the situation you know what, " he said.
Yanukovych was deposed as President of Ukraine in February 2014. Verkhovna Rada to dismiss him from power, changed the Constitution And called early elections, the results of which became the new President Petro Poroshenko.