At least one European diplomat evacuated his family because of threats. At least one high-ranking member of the ruling Party of Regions did the same. When their mobile phone numbers were made public, Regions’ members of parliament began receiving threats.

People are scared.

Some see the dirty hand of Moscow’s special services in these divisive tactics. But blackmail and threats are also some of the favorite tactics of Yanukovych. On Jan. 29, he coerced his faction into supporting an amnesty bill. He threatened to disband the Rada if they did not. Some Ukrainian media even reported that he threatened criminal cases against deputies.

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