Revolution

Reprinted from Facebook (2018/02/15):

From what I am observing on Twitter, things are rapidly spiraling beyond our usual frames of reference so far as Ukraine is concerned.

Yanukovych, nowhere to be seen, is fast becoming something of an irrelevance so far as both sides are concerned. The new government is being formed without his input, and he is nowhere to be seen at the “separatist” congress in Kharkov. The revolutionaries now apparently have a super majority in the Rada, and if that is true, his impeachment is now just a matter of time.

Meanwhile, the Rada has also passed a law illegalizing separatist movements period. Whether that will dampen or inflame the incipient centrifugal tendencies in Crimea, Donetsk, and Kharkov remains to be seen.

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