... has a more in-depth critique:
But to understand why the protests succeeded in toppling Yanukovych, it’s worth taking a glance at its strategies and military-style tactics. The protesters not only built a broad and inclusive coalition, but innovated where it mattered most: on the streets.Really, it turned medieval.
While I was watching a bit of news about the goings-on in Ukraine, I noticed that the protesters were not at all shy about using fire, and to good effect.
There's a saying in tanker circles (and most armor) that if you stop moving, you die. that's food for thought.