As reported by Censor.NET citing UNIAN, this opinion was expressed by State Duma International Affairs Committee Chairman Alexey Pushkov.
"Yatseniuk chose to break all relations with Russia and adopted Russophobia as ideology," he said. "It all worked for a year and a half, the emotions were at their peak, Ukraine stayed in the spotlight of the Western media, and this demonstrative anti-Russian stance of Yatseniuk was in demand," the politician added.
According to him, Ukraine is entering its development stage: it is an attempt to find some stability, so the "pitched tones and rhetoric of hatred" ceases to arouse interest in the West. "Yatseniuk traded Russophobia, considering it as a guarantee of saving his political power. It worked to a certain extent. The history evolves, the political situation changes, and I think that the West, too, starts seeing Ukraine as a practical issue rather than the issue of total confrontation with Russia," Pushkov remarked.