Following discussions with Merkel, demands to de-escalate tensions from Barrose, and threats of sanctions from President Obama. Ukraine’s
And “civil war” is coming
Ukraine’s first post-independence president has warned the country is on the “brink of civil war”.
Leonid Kravchuk, president from 1991 to 1994, urged parliament to “act with the greatest responsibility” as it debates an amnesty for detained protesters.
Mr Kravchuk told MPs: “All the world acknowledges and Ukraine acknowledges that the state is on the brink of civil war.
“It is a revolution. It is a dramatic situation in which we must act with the greatest responsibility,” he said in an emotional address that earned him a standing ovation.
Images suggest this is far from over…