"Since 2014 the Kiev regime has been fighting its own people." - Lavrov (Russian FM to UN Council)
"The ultra-nationalists and neo-nazis who seized power in Kiev after a revolution supported by the West unleashed real terror.
"It is impossible to remember the terrible tragedy in Odessa on May 2, 2014 without shuddering.... The criminals who committed this crime were known by name. They posed in front of cameras ...
"Attempts to draw the attention of the UN human rights council to the atrocities that have been going on for 8 years ran into their indifference." etc. Speech in YouTube link below outlines Russias position.