Since Russia does not agree with your claim, and we know that Russia does not agree based on their actions, then Russia is the rule maker and Russia has the opinion which rules over top of your claim.
Is it that you can not see that Russia does not agree with your pretentious argument? or do you not respect their opinion either?
And by force is a big part of what is meant by a coup.
It is like after committing rape and you say that the force is over and finished now - which is wrong because the end does not justify the unjust beginning.
Just because we can not see the American assault rifle pointed at the Man's back does not mean that there was no such threat.