This week's events in the ongoing saga of the EuroMaidan "revolution” has cooked up another old cliché coined in Karl Marx's 1851 letter that: “first time history enacted presents itself as grand tragedy, and the second time as rotten farce.”
The latest outbreak of violence in Kiev may probably give more impetus to a real and serious investigation into the extremely violent events on Maidan Square in February 2014, says Roger Annis, editor from the New Cold War.org news website.
The same forces that are pushing radicals in key hot spots in and around Europe – the US in the first place – also have a part in the protests going on in Kiev. They are not innocent, they just don’t appear in the picture in front of the TV cameras, says political analyst Aleksandar Pavic.
Dozens of people have been injured and at least one Ukrainian National Guard soldier has been killed during violent clashes in front of the parliament in Kiev. Crowds of protesters opposed amendments to the constitution which would provide for the decentralization of the country.
Up to 90 percent of the intelligence information on eastern Ukraine obtained by Kiev in the summer of 2014 appeared incorrect, confessed the head of Ukraine’s General Staff, bringing Kiev’s accusations against Russia even more into question.
A new criminal case has been reportedly opened against the leader of the Ukrainian Radical Party, Oleg Lyashko, and his fellow party member Igor Mosiychuk. The two are accused of organizing a criminal group, kidnappings and torture.