Stratfor: Ukraine Coup Plotted by US Over Russian Stance on Syria

The United States plotted the coup, which took place in Ukraine in February 2014, in response to Russia’s policy in Syria, said George Friedman, the founder and CEO of Stratfor, known as “Shadow CIA”.

MOSCOW, December 19 (Sputnik) — The change of power in Ukraine was initiated by the United States in response to Russia’s stance on Syria, the head of Stratfor, a geopolitical intelligence firm, said in an interview to Kommersant published Friday.

“There [Syria] Russians demonstrated to the Americans that they were capable of influencing processes in the Middle East. But the US already has a lot of problems in that region, even without Russians… The US treated it as Russia’s attempt to harm them. Event in Ukraine should be considered in this very context,” George Friedman said, as quoted by the newspaper. Continue reading