This is crazy.
You’re a new government in a country that might soon become involved in a ground war with Russia, what’s the first logical thing you do? Start confiscating weapons from your citizens. Wait…what?!
You would think Ukraine would want every citizen who is even remotely loyal to the new government to be armed during this time of possible war, however recent actions by the interim government seem to be saying otherwise.
According to the New York Times,
In an effort to stabilize Ukraine and extend its authority, the interim government has set a deadline of Friday for turning in the illegal firearms that are now carried openly by so-called self-defense groups in Independence Square, the politically important plaza in the center of the capital.
Of course, the participants and leaders of those self-defense groups (the same groups that helped the current government rise to power) don’t see things the same…
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