The former head of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine Vitaliy Zakharchenko told in a conversation Last news that he sees 3 reasons why demonstrations of disagreement, 2013, escalated into clashes and later in a coup: "toothless" the authorities, the actions of foreign diplomats and treachery in the ranks of the ruling elite.
Exactly two years earlier, on 21 November 2013 in Ukraine were initiated demonstrations of disagreement against the decision of the authorities to stop for some time preparations for the signing of the agreement with the EU. The rallies, which started as a peaceful event sanctioned, resulted in armed confrontation between radicals and police officers, and in February 2014 led to the coup in the country.
According to Zakharchenko, "this peaceful rally was before November 24," when the participants went storm on the Grushevsky street on the Cabinet.
"The radicals led by Chornovol reporter (Tetiana Chornovol, now the people's choice of Parliament - ed.) and several people's deputies of the Verkhovna Rada from the party "Freedom" came to the gate blocking the entrance and exit of the Cabinet, broke it and began this with a metal pipe to beat militiamen. Notice that the "Berkut" had no weapon besides the standard batons, they did not use lethal weapons, and that they were beaten with an iron pipe. Tell me, what do you do with those radicals who attack the law enforcement agencies in the world - in USA, UK, Russia?