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You're reading: Brian Bonner: Violence, impunity take no holiday in Ukraine

The physical assaults in the last month on journalists, activists and EuroMaidan demonstrators are too numerous to keep track of without a scorecard and a timeline.

But the trend is so clear that even the most witless criminal investigator can see the pattern.

People who support President Viktor Yanukovych and his allies are out to silence and intimidate his critics — sometimes one-by-one, sometimes in groups and sometimes indiscriminately. They appear to be starting with the most vocal, the most effective or the easiest to reach.

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