It’s a relative question. On the other hand, one should understand the existing situation in the region.
Intelligence agencies and law enforcement seek to avoid the “meat grinder” at all costs. Because, as I noted earlier, this would give Russia an excuse to “help” by holding a “referendum” in the region through the use of troops.
Besides, Kyiv is currently at an impasse and without a threat of Russian invasion. Perhaps there no reason to hide the fact that a very large part of law enforcement officers in the eastern regions have simply removed themselves from fulfilling their duties. Sabotage is underway, and it is of threatening proportions (for obvious reasons, we are not giving estimates, but I can admit that they are not overly optimistic).
However, the problem could have been solved by using the potential the SBU [Security Service of Ukraine] and the MVD [Interior Ministry] have in place already (both the “locals,” and the employees who could come from other regions). However, the use of this potential is rather limited. Using this potential at its full capacity would be made possible only under a state of emergency in Ukraine.
But everyone knows full well that the announcement of a state of emergency would clearly disrupt the [Presidential] elections of May 25, 2014. Failing to hold these elections would mean giving Russia the reasons to dwell upon the matter of “illegitimate government” in Ukraine. And, as a result, a permanent destabilization of the situation in Ukraine.