Yeah, it's hairy over there. Done wore myself out yesterday arguing with Russia-lovers at ZH, they got a lot of morons over there who get a woody over strongman Vladi, and other who just find it convenient to be pro-Russia cause by proxy it gives the stink-finger to our idiot MommaJeans. People are actually deluded into thinking Ukrainians like Russia. Maybe the Eastern half that has always been more ethnically and philosophically tied to those mongrels, not so the Western half...the people there like speaking Ukrainian, remember the oppression of the Russians and the Germans, but the Germans were at least outsiders, being treated like second class citizens by fellow Slav's stung deep. It is like comparing the Russians of St.Petersburg to the rabble in Moscow. One looks west, the other east. Same as it ever was.
Now they got this truce.http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-02-19/ukraine-government-opposition-truce-announced
Seriously, I don't know what the opposition has to gain here? Unless they are using the break to consolidate thier positions and arm up...how do you deal honestly with these coorrupt clowns? How can you check Russian agents with stacks of cash that are no doubt in-country making sure their people emerge with power and it's business as usual? How do you trust these thugs?
I would have kept the pressure on, made them go all-in or cave, if they go all-in we could see sympathy swing over to the opposition, if they cave maybe they can purge the deadwood.
This is not over yet.
ETA - Shyt, that didn't take long!
Looks like Putin's bag men got to the corrupt and paid them off, 20 dead peons and just one dead stormtrooper? Sounds like a planned restart of hostilities on Yanukovych's part, despite what lies that snake spres out his filthy face!http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/20/world/europe/ukraine-protests/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
"They were shot directly to their hearts, their brain and to their neck," she said.
Yeah, the opposition started it! Right!
Orders from Moscow - Crush them!
Now, death toll up to 51, 39 civilians and 12 goons.http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/20/us-ukraine-idUSBREA1G0OU20140220
I hope the opposition provisioned well during the break!