The United States plotted the coup which took place in Ukraine in February 2014 in response to Russias policy in Syria, says George Friedman, the founder and CEO of Stratfor, known as “Shadow CIA”.
The United States is behind the February coup in Kiev, which came in response to Russias stance on Syria, said George Friedman, the founder and CEO of Stratfor, a global intelligence company.
Russia has repeatedly said that the coup in Kiev was organized by the US, Friedman told Kommersant newspaper. Indeed, it was the most overt coup in history, the political analyst stressed.
The United States decided to act following Russias successes in the Middle East, a key region for the US. Americans saw that Russians could influence what was happening in the Middle East, Friedman said. Russians are one of the many challenges in the region that the US faces, he stated. The US thought Russias activities were an attempt to harm Washington, the political analyst told the newspaper, adding that events in Ukraine should be viewed in this context.