As Alice said: “Curiouser and curiouser!”
Fox News is reporting that a small column of armored vehicles sporting a Russian flag and troops in camouflage uniforms has been spotted in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk. At least some of the troops claim to be members of the Ukrainian 25th Airborne Brigade that had decided to change sides.
The Ukrainian defense ministry was reportedly contacted, but declined comment. But there have been other reports of some Ukrainian forces switching sides in the recent troubles.
Pro-Russian protestors were also reported to have taken over the mayor’s office in the regional capital of Donetsk.
I certainly hope cool heads prevail here. Otherwise, this could indeed turn ugly – quickly.