- The provisional government in Kiev has finally admitted what we've been saying for weeks: They aren't able to control their police and armed forces.
30 April 2014
After several weeks of talking tough, and after attempting twice to use the military to crush the separatist uprising in the East (and failing twice), the provisional government in Kiev has changed their tone. Now they're in damage control mode.
Today Ukraine’s acting President Aleksandr Turchinov admitted what we've been saying for weeks: that Kiev cannot bring the eastern regions under control because they don't have their armed forces under control.
"I will be frank: Today, security forces are unable to quickly take the situation in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions under control," Turchynov said. "The security bodies ... are unable to carry out their duties of protecting citizens. They are helpless in those matters." "Moreover, some of those units are either helping or cooperating with terrorist organizations," he said.
Can't get much clearer than that.