It's become more than obvious over the past few weeks that the high command of the Ukrainian military don't consider themselves accountable to the Nuland-Pyatt government.
So why they would need to hold "military exercises" in Kiev overnight is an interesting question indeed.
The announcement was contradicted within hours by the mayor of Kiev, who claimed that only local police and militia would participate in the exercise.
Meanwhile, the IMF announced a $17 billion loan late today, which is about half of what Ukraine needs over the next two years.
The balance is expected to come out of the hides of the broke and beleaguered people of Ukraine.
That's the reality of Ukraine today; nobody in charge, everything in chaos, and the the only certainty grinding Greek-style poverty for many many years.