MOSCOW, July 22 (RIA Novosti) – Ukraine is ruled by the leaders, who lack the ability to act independently and simply follow orders from the West, Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev said on Tuesday.
"The power [in Ukraine] was seized by Western henchmen, who, in my opinion, have lost to some extent their sovereignty, independency in decision-making, and simply follow orders,” Patrushev said during a meeting of Security Council in Moscow.
Patrushev stressed that the Western-backed leaders disregard objective information and interpret the facts the way that fits their political goals.
He also urged to draw the “right conclusions” from the unfolding events in Ukraine, stressing that the coup d’état in Ukraine wouldn’t have taken place if the interests of “certain Western states coincided with the actions of the Ukrainian government at that time.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin chaired a meeting of the country’s Security Council on Tuesday. He stressed that the so-called color revolutions are being employed to change disfavored regimes, or “plainly speaking these are the coups d’état engineered and funded from outside.”
Putin also noted that the internal issues of disfavored regimes are normally used to destabilize such countries in different parts of the world. “Most often the bet is placed on radical, nationalistic, if not simply neo-fascist, fundamentalistic forces, as it happened in the post-Soviet states, as it is happening in Ukraine now,” he said.