Comments and statements by Foreign Ministry Spokesman
Comment by the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Alexander Lukashevich, regarding the statement of the U.S. Department of State about events in Ukraine
We again state that the United States, hiding behind appeals not to prevent the Ukrainian people from making a free choice, are in fact attempting to impose a "western vector" on their development, dictating to the authorities of a sovereign country, what they should do.
The statement to the press by Marie Harf, Deputy Spokesperson for the United States Department of State, on the 14 February, which is full of instructions regarding the further actions of the Ukrainian Government, is an example of such "puppetry". In particular, they appeal to Kiev to stop any investigation activities against the participants of recent riots and to start forming a "multi-party technical government" immediately. The United States started a "casting" for future positions in that government in advance, as is shown by the audio recording recently posted on YouTube.
You know well from recent historical examples, what such activities lead to.
17 February 2014