Absolutely 100% wrong. Look at the scale of these protests:
My grandparents immigrated from Ukraine after the second world war. I've never been to Ukraine, but attended Ukrainian school when I was younger, and speak the language fluently. To give you an idea of what the Russian/Ukrainian history is like, my grandmother was telling me people were killing themselves in displaced persons camps in Germany under Russian control so that they wouldn't be sent back to a Ukraine under Russian rule. In 1932-1933, Russia cut off Ukraine from the rest of the world, stole their crops, and forced starvation upon Ukraine, killing between 6-8 million people. This genocide, which is on the scale of the Holocaust is not taught in most history courses, so people have no idea that Russia committed these crimes against humanity.
The protests originally started in response to the president's decision
to move closer to Russia instead of progressing down the road to EU
integration. The decision between the EU/Russia is not simply an
economic one. Ukraine wants to move closer to the west in regards to
democracy, human rights, political expression, anti-corruption, free market, etc. The recent wave of violence was sparked by the passing of strict anti-protesting laws and new information regarding the brutality of the riot police. Under the new laws,
protesters are banned from wearing helmets, pitching tents and using bullhorns. Protesters are also banned from wearing helmets, pitching tents and using bullhorns and sound systems during mass protests. Violators face steep fines and prison sentences of up to 15 years. In addition, the Berkut (the Ukrainian special riot police) is a vicious arm
of the government that has been kidnapping activist leaders
and protesters, as well as injured protesters from hospitals and
torturing, then releasing them into the woods.
I think this letter most accurately portrays the current situation in Ukraine: http://www.neweasterneurope.eu/articles-and-commentary/1061-open-letter-from-ukrainian-writer-yuri-andrukhovych