I'm sure that there are many in the Ukraine that honestly wish for real reform, but I don't think that's what they've gotten in the current situation. This has had an aroma since it's beginning. Once you start taking a look at those in power in the Ukraine now, you get a sense that things are not quite right. It smells of something that was cooked up in a U.S kitchen. It smells very similarly to 1950s Guatemala and 1980s Nicaragua.
After extensive Googling, I found an article that not only agrees with my assumption, but, for me at least, clarifies who the player likely are and attempts to make sense of the current situation:
http://www.salon.com/2014/03/12/propaga ... t_ukraine/
Here is my early call: We witness an American intervention in the process of failing, and the adventure's only yields will be much pointless suffering among Ukrainians and life for years to come in the smothering embrace of a justifiably suspicious Russian bear.
Insisting on direct talks between Russia and the provisional government in Kiev is to insist the former recognize the latter, a trap Putin cannot possibly be stupid enough to fall into. Recognition, in turn, would complete the Nuland-Pyatt project to gift Ukrainians with a post-Yanukovych puppet government. This is Kerry's unstated intent.
I grant anyone that this is speculation (as even the author admits), but when I take a look at the situation as a whole, it's the most sensible speculation I've seen.
...You get bent logic: The new cabinet includes three Jews, proving (somehow) it is legitimate. The ultra-right has only three cabinet posts. (Only? That is 16 percent of it. Why any?)
If you do any research on these "ultra-right" groups, be prepared to be shocked. One of those aforementioned cabinet members has announced his intentions to run for President. I see comments on Youtube saying something to the effect of "Ukrainians aren't foolish enough to vote for this guy". I keep thinking to myself he and his cohorts are already in power. Don't you think the might end up seizing more power, get a hold of weapons? Who knows what could happen?
I see "the West" wants to secure funding from the International Monetary Fund. Oh Lord! If anyone thought that the former Government was corrupt, just wait until you have to deal with the IMF.
I sincerely hope that a peaceful resolution to this comes to pass. I also hope that my gut feeling about this is wrong and the U.S wasn't involved.