Serious Stuff Is About to Go Down in UkraineAdam Weinstein12/09/13 12:57pmFiled to: revolutionukraineexplainers1EditInvite manuallyPromoteDismissUndismissHideShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink As protests against Ukraine's president intensified over the weekend, the Russian-backed head of state suggested he'd meet with opposition leaders. But that didn't stop him from sending riot police into the heart of Kiev Monday to storm his opponents' offices, shut down demonstrators' camps, and run them off. Where's it all headed? And how did we get here? Re-read Gawker's explainer on the situation below.