Although it is worth noting the language of this tweet: English. As we and others have argued, social media can be used during protests to target multiple audiences, including both domestic supporters and international observers. Opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk – who had been offered the position of prime minister in the deal – most liked posted this in English because he had a worldwide, and not just Ukrainian, audience in mind. And sure enough, the tweet was reported on in international media, with the exact language being quoted.
For more from The Monkey Cage on the protests in Ukraine, see: