Is Ukraine headed for a civil war?
Russia is pushing for a federation where most of the power would be devolved. Essentially keeping Ukraine divided and weak.
Last thing Russia wants or will tolerate is a strong united Ukraine.
The Pro EU officials within the Govt have to ensure that rights are balanced.
Language, culture, and Religion given equal protection within a new constitution.
Regions should have more authority but up to a certain point.
Much like the Provinces of Canada have within Confederation.
If violence erupts where deaths/casualties are excessive this would give Russia the reason to move. The reason they are looking for.
And the EU- US- NATO will do nothing.
Ukraine leader says anti-terror operation under way in Donetsk region - CNN.com (external - login to view)
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Kharkiv, Ukraine (CNN) -- An "anti-terrorist operation" is under way in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region against pro-Russia protesters, Kiev declared on Tuesday, with armored personnel carriers seen on the road in the restive area.
Twenty-four hours after a Ukrainian ultimatum expired for the protesters to lay down their arms, acting President Oleksandr Turchynov told Parliament the operation would be "conducted step by step, responsibly, cautiously."
"The aim of these actions is to protect the citizens of Ukraine, to stop terror, to stop criminality, to stop attempts to tear Ukraine to pieces," he said.