My favorite Euromaidan protest slogan is "zeka het," which literally means "prisoner, out!" It references Yanukoch's two stints in jail in his youth.
He wasn't in prison for anti-communist agitation. This is no Ukrainian Nelson Mandela. What I hear (but have not confirmed) is that he was in gang that punched victims out of the blue and stole their fur hats.
Hats, democracy, what's the difference?