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You're reading: Boris Danik: Expect a crackdown in Ukraine

An editorial in the Kyiv Post wrote on Jan. 30: “Yanukovych and his supporters ….. appear to be mobilizing the military, police, and private goons for an all-out assault on Euro-Maidan activists.”

If violent assault is inevitable  —  as many have expected all along  —  a reasonable question is: How will “the activists” and the opposition leaders respond?

Expecting a rescue from theWwest is not an option, because it will not come, despite U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry saying in Munich on Feb. 1 that “the US and EU stand with the Ukrainian people.”

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