And btw, please note that even Matlock does not say the Russians are right.
"It's always reassuring to find you've made the right enemies." -- William J. Donovan
Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
The Lies Edward Snowden Tells - The Atlantic
But ya let's believe Snowden who says he cares about civil liberties while simultaneously fleeing to an authoritarian secret police state led by an overt and unabashed war criminal whose regime is guilty of ethnic cleansing not just most recently in the sovereign Ukrainian territory of the Crimea but previously in the sovereign Georgian territory of South Ossettia.
But I do so love how you admit that you have no rebuttal and have lost the debate by resorting to a childish ad-hom, touche sir touche.
Glenn Greenwald: Maybe American Military Has Been The Real Terrorist In Iraq
who in turn only reported (misleadingly) on select documents of the already select documents which in no way tell the whole story.
B) Do your research next time I'm not here to spoon feed you guys:
Report Indicates Snowden/Greenwald Lied About Key Claims
5 Ways Edward Snowdens Story Isn't Holding Up
The Lies Edward Snowden Tells - The Atlantic
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B) It was a plurality if not a majority who supported entrance into the EU:
Public opinion about Euromaidan
According to December 2013 polls (by three different pollsters) between 45% and 50% of Ukrainians supported Euromaidan, while between 42% and 50% opposed it. The biggest support for the protest can be found in Kiev (about 75%) and western Ukraine (more than 80%). Among Euromaidan protesters, 55% are from the west of the country, with 24% from central Ukraine and 21% from the east.
In a poll taken on 7–8 December, 73% of protesters had committed to continue protesting in Kiev as long as needed until their demands are fulfilled. This number has increased to 82% as of 3 February 2014. Polls also show that the nation is divided in age: while majority of young people are pro-EU, older generations (50 and above) more often prefer the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia. More than 41% of protesters are ready to take part in the seizure of administrative buildings as of February, compared to 13 and 19 percent during polls on 10 and 20 December 2013. At the same time, more than 50 percent are ready to take part in the creation of independent military units, compared to 15 and 21 percent during the past studies, respectively.
Headquarters of the Euromaidan. At the front entrance there is a portrait of Stepan Bandera - fighter for the independence of Ukraine.
According to a January poll, 45% of Ukrainians supported the protests, and 48% of Ukrainians disapproved of Euromaidan.
In a March poll, 57% of Ukrainians said they supported the Euromaidan protests.
Public opinion about joining the EU
According to an August 2013 study by a Donetsk company, Research & Branding Group, 49% of Ukrainians supported signing the Association Agreement, while 31% opposed it and the rest had not decided yet. However, in a December poll by the same company, only 30% claimed that terms of the Association agreement would be beneficial for the Ukrainian economy, while 39% said they were unfavourable for Ukraine. In the same poll, only 30% said the opposition would be able to stabilise the society and govern the country well, if coming to power, while 37% disagreed.
Authors of the GfK Ukraine poll conducted 2–15 October 2013 claim that 45% of respondents believed Ukraine should sign an Association Agreement with the EU, whereas only 14% favoured joining the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia, and 15% preferred non-alignment. Full text of the EU-related question asked by GfK reads, "Should Ukraine sign the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, and, in the future, become an EU member?"
Another poll conducted in November by IFAK Ukraine for DW-Trend showed 58% of Ukrainians supporting the country's entry into the European Union. On the other hand a November 2013 poll by Kyiv International Institute of Sociology showed 39% supporting the country's entry into the European Union and 37% supporting Ukraine's accession to the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia.
Kyiv on 12 December: The Christmas tree on Independence square decorated by posters erected by demonstrators
Euromaidan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Furthermore; the reason why opposition likely existed at all were the lies regarding the signing of the agreement proliferated by Russian propagandists.