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  • The First Days Of The Ukrainian Situation Revisited. 0 comments
    Dec 27, 2013 2:03 PM

    When the Ukrainian situation was first mentioned, it was mentioned that the beating of young people per se, in the initial days of the "conflagrations", may have sort of incited people to further take to the streets.


    This seemed kind of silly or over-the-top per se on the part of the latter protestors to me personally, and of course, there was a reason for this. Often the truth lies in the sort of very specific juxtapositions in regards to history, sociology etc. What may seem silly on the outside, may be legitimate, in regards to some relationship not-known or mentioned.


    Of course this is why specialists come in handy per se, and hence why the following post on a blog dedicated to the Slavic-underworld amongst other topics per se, can be enlightening in regards to this seeming inconsistency of logic;



    For, in this article the different shades of gray within the Ukrainian police force are elaborated upon. Of course hence, reports of the "the Ukrainian police" as a monolithic entity per se, with simple police vs protester implications doesn't really necessarily fit the bill here per se.


    For, as discussed in the article there were several different types of police active in that first few series of clashes, and their roles per se in so far as the administration of "law and order" are concerned are in some cases quite marked per se.


    For example, worthy of discussion perhaps is the fact that perhaps the "Berkut" or a sort of specialized US marshals-esque troop with a tendency to use any means possible to subdue crowds may have been called in per se, on these non-violent political protestors.


    The Berkut as can be seen from videos for example, on the blog post, are often used to break up somewhat-to-very belligerent crowds like soccer-hooligans for example, and hence are sort of a grade above average police when it comes to using and subduing violence per se.


    The subtlety of course lies in that perhaps the people of Ukraine saw the use of the Berkut against politically-motivated protestors as sort of an affront to their right to a political voice per se. Perhaps the unleashing of the sort of "skull-crackers" of the local police force on political protestors was seen, and felt as a sort of equating of political activism to soccer hooliganism per se. Hence a sort of an affront to the notion of democracy, which must surely be a sort of sensitive issue for a country located in Eastern Europe, a region dominated by many foreign occupiers over the region's long history.


    On the other hand perhaps this was just a venting, and an expression of the common man per se's occasional desire to be acknowledged and heard, either way, perhaps this more elaborate and interesting but not-necessarily more true story may hold some factors which may help us to better understand the people of Ukraine's response to the crackdown on the initial protestors.

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