Unlike in Crimea, pro-Russian uprisings in eastern Ukraine shouldn’t have come as a surprise to anyone in Kyiv. But once again, it appears that Ukraine’s interim and overwhelmed government on April 6 has been caught flat-footed.
On April 6, pro-Russian activists stormed oblast administration buildings and state security offices in Donetsk, Kharkiv and Luhansk in coordinated attacks that Russian news media are calling the “Russian Spring.”
Pro-Russian separatists, allegedly acting in concert with the Kremlin, seized government buildings and called for referendums on joining the Russian Federation in a matter of weeks.
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(Photo: Ukraine’s acting foreign minister, Andriy Deshchytsia)