Is providing funding for a new government which had violently overthrown one which was democratically elected illegal?
In a statement released on Tuesday, Russia's Foreign Ministry dismissed as illegal US efforts to provide financial aid for the interim Ukrainian government.
According to the statement, the move goes beyond the US legal framework because it would fund an illegitimate regime.
"By all criteria, issuing funding to an illegitimate regime that seized power by force is unlawful and goes beyond the framework of the American legal system," the statement noted.
It also warned Washington about the consequences of "unconditionally indulging radical elements" among Ukraine’s new leadership.
On the same day, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov talked with his US counterpart John Kerry about the efforts to bring peace and calm to Ukraine’s now-volatile Crimea region. source: www.presstv.com/detail/2014/03/11/354275/us-financial-aid-to-ukraine-illegal/