Published on Thursday, February 20, 2014 by Common Dreams
In Ukraine, Chaos and Violence Hide Nefarious Role of US
From plotting a ‘coup’ to endorsing fascist elements of opposition, the Obama administration accused of playing with fire in Kiev
– Jon Queally, staff writer
As renewed violence in the city of Kiev on Thursday broke a brief truce between protesters and government security forces, the U.S. government and the European Union are escalating—not helping—the situation, according to critics, by threatening sanctions against the embattled government of President Viktor Yanukovych while supporting (either directly or indirectly) the destabilizing actions of radical right elements lurking within the opposition movement.
Latest reports from the ground suggest that 70 or more people have been killed so far in two days of violence, with hundreds more injured as use of petrol bombs, gunfire, and more aggressive tactics on both sides have intensified.