Violent clashes have erupted during anti-government protests in Ukraine’s capital, Kiev, with at least nine people, including two policemen, dead.
To me it seemed from admittedly not very deep look that up to now the whole thing was, for majority of demonstrators, a kind of “let’s go and participate in historic stuff that is fairly safe” thing. Barricades, some rocks thrown, but no firearms. This is an escalation. These things tend to spiral out of control fast, once started. And I really don’t know what side I’d support. On one hand, Yanukovich is a thug, and on the other hand, some “Euromaidan” supporters I have seen from various sources are of the worst neo-nazi nationalist variety.