So, a short recap. Armed, well-organized uprisings in about a dozen or so towns/cities in Eastern Ukraine by pro-Russian forces.
Ukrainian interim government vows to restore control. Sends in troops. Paratroopers are surrounded, ambused and surrender without firing a shot. Rumours of people switching sides. Armed vehicles (IFVs) captured by rebels.
However, several installations were retaken by Ukrainian forces. Rebel HQ, Slaviansk, stands defiant and impenetrable despite several maneuverings by government forces. Few, if any deaths, as far as I've seen. Russia sends stern message for no violence by the government in Kiev.
Near-miraculous agreement reached between EU, Ukraine and Russia; disarmament of the pro-Russian militia, as well as by the Right Sector, Ukrainian nationalist party that was pro-Euromaidan. In addition, the Russophone minority should get to use their language as a first language, amongst other concessions to the pro-Russian groups.
Pro-Russian militia leadership says they are not taking orders from neither Kiev or Moscow, and won't disarm. However, according to journalists, some forces seem to have dissipated.
So, what's happened in the last few days? I've been off at the cabin.