The media outside of the Ukraine may view recent developments in terms of winners and losers. The protestors have ended their occupation of government buildings after the authorities accepted an amnesty for all those who demonstrated against the current regime. Many have bandied round the thought of a 'civil war' if President Vanukovych had continued to tighten repression.
Against a backdrop of economic chaos and self-organising militias, the picture that beckons is anarchy, rather than conflict. Yanukovych can no longer command the support of the Ukrainian elite as the fall of the government has demonstrated. The authority of the institutions has been checked and weakened by the streets.
Ukraine remains in a stand-off, not a lockdown. Protestors and government are getting their breath back, but it is unclear if President Yanukovych can co-operate with the disaffected. This is the second potential revolution in a decade and people will not be satisfied with a tinkering of the status quo. I wonder how much has to go?