Early this morning it looked like a peace deal, and now by this evening it looks like a coup or a civil war could be happening.
Over the past few days the protestors have been attacked by roving biker gangs that storm from house to house attacking those that think are supporting the protestors or is a protestor, to police with tear gas, to alleged snipers on the roof. This has left dozens dead and thousands injured, to the point a hotel near by the protest center has been turned into a morgue.
The latest revelation came just a few hours ago, the President who protestors are demanding resign, has fled to Kharkiv, the second largest city and the source of much of the President's power. His excuse is that he is participating in " a Congress of the “Ukrainian Front” which is being organised by the Kharkiv governor, Mikhail Dobkin."
No one knows what he will do there from shoring up support to using the military to counteract the protests in Kiev.
Meanwhile it seems like the opposition MP has ceased the Government Center and has appeared with military staff to demand the resignation of the President.
Updates of the situation can be found here
Ukraine Liveblog: Day 4 — Yanukovych Teeters | The Interpreter
Edit: John Schindler Professor at the Naval War College seems to believe if a "Eastern Ukraine" is announced by the President tomorrow we could see a war that engulfs Europe.
Financial Times is also hearing the war drums.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/84909a9e-9a55-11e3-8e06-00144feab7de,Authorised=false.html?_i_location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ft.com%2Fcms%2Fs%2F0%2F84909a9e-9a55-11e3-8e06-00144feab7de.html%3Fsiteedition%3Duk&siteedition=uk&_i_referer=http%3A%2F%2Fhotair.com%2Farchives%2F 2014%2F02%2F21%2Fapocalypse-soon-ukrainian-president-reportedly-flees-kiev%2F#axzz2u02XevFPRussia is prepared to fight a war over the Ukrainian territory of Crimea to protect the ethnic Russian population and its military base there, a senior government official has told the FT.
“If Ukraine breaks apart, it will trigger a war,” the official said. “They will lose Crimea first [because] we will go in and protect [it], just as we did in Georgia.” In August 2008, Russian troops invaded Georgia after the Georgian military launched a surprise attack on the separatist region of South Ossetia in an effort to establish its dominance over the republic…
However, many government officials say in private that Ukraine falls inside Russia’s sphere of influence. “We will not allow Europe and the US to take Ukraine from us. The states of the former Soviet Union, we are one family,” said a foreign policy official. “They think Russia is still as weak as in the early 1990s but we are not.”