The United States and the European Union attempted to organize another 'colored revolution' in Ukraine, or an unconstitutional change of the regime, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
"In Ukraine, there was an attempt by the U.S. and the European Union - let's call things by their proper names - to organize another 'colored revolution', an operation to change the regime unconstitutionally," Lavrov said at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) on Thursday.
"Hardly any credible analyst doubts that the matter is not so much about Ukraine's fate as about the fact that someone has just used Ukraine and is trying to use it as a pawn in a geopolitical game," he said.
"Our Western partners are not embarrassed that an attempt to carry out their designs by the authorities leaning on ultra-nationalist and in fact neo-Nazi forces is an absolutely unworkable option," he said.
"The accusations that Russia undermined the spirit of partnership in Europe by responding to the expression of free will by the Crimeans are not worth the paper on which they are written," he said.
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