"The events witnessed by our country and the whole world are an example of a coup d'etat." - Former (?) Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych
My guess is that the world is now about to witness a popular revolt and bloodshed in Kharkiv, Ukraine in the wake of the apparently successful popular "EuroMaidan" revolution in Kiev.
One reason is that riot police shields were being distributed to demonstrators there this evening as can be seen in the following video (particularly toward the end it's clear this crowd is not police):
When demonstrators in Kiev started to appear with riot police shields, at least it could be explained by prior scuffles where shields might have been torn away from police:
As for Kharkiv, the story is being set ahead of time.
Another telltale sign that trouble is about to unfold in Kharkiv is a large stage has been setup for demonstrators similar to the one in Kiev's Independence Square:
I presume authorities, as in Kiev, will fail to cut the power to the lighting and speaker system in a timely way for whatever is planned in Kharkiv.
Finally, Since Kharkiv is a city split evenly between Ukrainian- and Russian-speaking peoples that lies just 24 miles from the Russian border, it's reasonable to guess that its the location selected by Moscow for a flash point between East and West.
That this is where the Ukraine crisis is heading can be surmised from Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's conversation with the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry today:
Russian Foreign Minister telephoned U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday and complained about ongoing violence in Ukraine, blaming the opposition for it.
"Lavrov drew [Kerry's] attention to the fact that, after the signature on February 21 of the agreement between the Ukrainian government and opposition, the situation in that country deteriorated sharply because of the inability or unwillingness of the opposition forces to respect the terms of the agreement, which had been concluded with the active participation of Germany, Poland and France," the ministry said in a statement posted on its website, www.mid.ru.
"The illegal extremist groups refuse to surrender their weapons and are de facto taking control of Kyiv with the connivance of the opposition leaders in the Verkhovna Rada [parliament]," it said.
"The Russian minister reminded the secretary of state that this issue was discussed in detail in yesterday's telephone conversation between Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama, in which the Russian President called upon the American leader to make use of all resources to prevent illegal activities by radicals and bring the situation back into the constitutional framework," the statement said.
"Kerry reaffirmed the United States' loyalty to the agreement of February 21 and promised to make urgent use of Washington's means of pressure on the opposition," it said. [KyivPost]
So you see....whatever happens from here on out in the Ukraine is the West's fault because President Barack Obama is able to tell the protesters and Ukrainian members of parliament what to do. Of course, one question is: Who told Ukraine President Yanukovych to leave Kiev right after signing his agreement with the opposition? Certainly this facilitated the collapse of his government today.
Notably, one would think the foreign ministers of Germany, France and Poland would have been a little more prudent when invited to negotiate the February 21st agreement between Kiev protesters and the Yanukovych government. After all, Moscow's trying to paint the picture that the civil unrest in the Ukraine is the fault of the "imperialist" EU and US, so why act directly on behalf of the Kiev protesters and fulfill that story line? Of course, this is why these Western representatives were invited to negotiate on behalf of the demonstrators in the first place, i.e., to cement the West's culpability for whatever comes next.
The problem is, Western intelligence and leaders are too stupid to realize they are being played.
And if you don't think stupidity is essential to believe what the world is being told about events in the Ukraine, just consider how the Ukraine's parliament unanimously voted to remove Viktor Yanukovych from his presidency today. Really? The entire parliament switched to the "EU"-side of the EuroMaidan demonstrators just like that?!
It's remarkable how gullible this world is. I imagine Vladimir Putin and his satanic cronies are very thankful for everyone's mindless cooperation in their own destruction and subjugation.