Kiev awaits provocations
The Maidan is restless before 9th May. Everyone fears provocation. New information is increasingly coming through about kolorado rallying points, which is checked on an on-going basis. At the same time, attempts are being made to take down Maidan. This time, sotnya members have been offered the chance to establish a separate battalion of Self-defence members comprising those who have not joined the National Guard. Disputes are ongoing, some are waiting for the decision of sotnya men whilst others promise to defend Maidan. Individual dissatisfied residents of Kiev are picketing in front of the Verkhovna Rada and the Prosecutor’s Office. Each of them has a poster, many are homemade, with stimulating slogans “Be active!”. But there is little energy in that all, the atmosphere by the Rada is rather stagnant even though the protesters are suspicious – they are quite confident that I work for the Russian media.