The following video records Oleg Tsarov–a Deputy in the Ukraine legislature–warning in A.D. 2013 that the US was using social media on the internet to foment the overthrow of the lawfully-elected Ukrainian government. At that time, the Ukraine government was seeking closer relations with neighboring Russia.
After a series of violent demonstrations in the capitol of Kiev, in February A.D. 2014, a Ukrainian revolution ensured . This revolution culminated with the flight and subsequent impeachment of the then-President of Ukraine, Vicktor Yanukovych.
Yanukovych’s impeachment was followed by a series of quick changes in Ukraine’s sociopolitical system, including the formation of a new interim government, the restoration of their previous constitution, and a call to hold impromptu presidential elections. Most importantly, the new interim government began to distance itself from Russia and embrace the United States.
The US reportedly hoped to install Anti-Ballistic-Missile (ABM) missiles on Ukraine that could be used to shoot down Russian ICBMs when they were first launched from within Russia and moving slowly. If the US could install ABMs on Ukrainian soil, it would diminish Russia’s ability to respond to a nuclear “first strike” by the US.