The US are reportedly standing ready to provide financial support to boost an International Monetary Fund aid programm.
The truth is that without financial aid and support from outside forces the Ukraine faces economic collapse. So in effect it is for sale to the highest bidder.
Prospective presidential election candidates have until April 4 to register for the May elections.
Ousted leader Viktor Yanukovych refuses to resign, is barred from leaving the Ukraine and his location remains unknown.
The Ukraine must have something we in the west want and want badly. Many countries around the world are crumbling and there is civil unrest in places such as Thailand. In the Bahrain and Saudi Arabia human rights and democracy remain elusive but we are happy to do with business with these countries; the voices of those who protest are not heard in the west.
As people in the UK are asked to experience more austerity, and across the Pond cities like Detroit go bankrupt, how many foreign revolutions can we afford to become embroiled in?
The EU has made countries such as Greece and other countries, allegedly already part of the European community, jump through austerity hoops but now it has money to court a country that it wants in the fold.
We have spent a fortune in money, resources and lives in Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt and more under the disguise of helping people in need when in truth we were looking after our own ends. There is always the hidden agenda, sometimes not that well hidden.
It is not in our interests to have a destabilised Ukraine but maybe we should have realised that sooner.
The big question is, are the people in any of those countries is a better position now? Is the west or the world a safer place?
It seems there is always money for spying and conflict but not for the people. Encouraging power to the people abroad but neglecting people at home must surely one day backfire?