"They (the protest leaders) are urging states "who guaranteed Ukraine's integrity to fulfil their obligations" - in particular they are looking to the EU. To a remarkable degree EU officials championed their cause. They stood shoulder to shoulder with the protesters. They chose to ignore the fact that - tolerate or loathe him - Viktor Yanukovych was an elected leader. They glossed over the significant role played by nationalist groups in the defence of Independence Square. And they were clear with their intentions - "the future of Ukraine belongs with the EU," said EU President Herman Van Rompuy."Let's not forget that however vile and corrupt Yanukovych is, he was elected in 2010 in a poll monitored by hundreds of OSCE observers; the OSCE report on the election concludes "The presidential election met most OSCE commitments and other international standards for democratic elections and consolidated progress achieved since 2004. The process was transparent and offered voters a genuine choice between candidates representing diverse political views"
And lets not forget that Yanukovych enjoys a status that neither Van Rompuy, Ashton nor Reding have - he was elected, they are unelected EU officials. In terms of democracy, the President deposed by extreme Nazi and nationalist groups allied to the EU has more legitimacy than the Federasts who infest the Berlaymont.