Monthly Archive:: February 2014
TLDRUpFront: Russia continues military deployments into Crimea and eastern Ukraine. Ostensibly to secure Russian assets this is beginning to look like an intervention.
TLDRUpFront: Well-armed men from an 'unknown' faction have seized the parliament building in Crimea. They have since raised the Russian flag over the building.
TLDRUpFront: Tactics pioneered in the Arab Spring transplanted to Kiev are now showing up in Caracas. And the 'civil revolution' in Ukraine is starting to struggle as moderates and militants split and concerns of fascism within the revolutionary movement grow and may risk Russian intervention.
TLDRUpFront: After bloody street battles attempts to suppress the Maidan Revolution with the military have failed - leading to the collapse of the regime, freeing of political prisoners, and growing instability across the country.
TLDRUpFront: President Yanukovych loses control of Kiev to Euromaidan protesters as instability spreads throughout the country. Unless the military intervenes there is a real risk of regime collapse. This raises the quesiont of potential mass violence: ethnic cleansing or even civil war in Ukraine.