The President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, has left Kiev and fled to an undisclosed location in the East.
Yanukovych has apparently has refused to resign and is calling the popular uprising a “coup.”
There is talk of new elections being held as early as May, but at the moment the situation is murky.
Leaders of the largely Russian-speaking areas of eastern Ukraine say they are taking control of their territories until “constitutional order” is restored. Which, from their perspective, might be never.
Protesters have taken over Kiev but how long will that last?
The report wonders if Ukraine can survive in its present form.
Eastern Ukraine tends to be Russian-speaking and favors closer ties with Russia; western Ukraine is heavily Ukrainian-speaking and favors closer ties with the West.
If the country is split which side would claim the city of Kiev which is located in the north-central part of the country?
Now that Vladimir Putin is no longer preoccupied with intimidating Olympic judges in Sochi, will he impose his will on the Ukraine?
As a former Lieutenant Colonel in the KGB, Putin is no stranger to the use of strong-arm tactics against any opposition.
The Power Line report is here.