Those officers are earning their pay. No doubt many of them agree with the protest movement.
Hopefully the protesters will stay focused on the objectives: undo the agreement with Russia and steer the country towards a more Western integration.
UPDATED 1.28 10am:
Great news from ZH: Russia Threatens with Pulling Bailout as Ukrainian Government Resigns.
Mykola Azurov, the prime minister of Ukraine, (and his cabinet) has resigned. The move comes as the government faced losing a no confidence vote and being stripped off their power. It seems the opposition (pro-Europe) are gaining momentum once again as the Ukraine also repealed the controversial anti-protest laws that created more tension last week. The Russians are not amused and have warned that they may reconsider the $15 billion bailout offer if the current government is removed.Wow. Congrats to the freedom fighters, but don't rest until you see it through!