An electric blackout has struck the capital of Ukraine this hour and comes as government and banking web sites throughout the country have been subjected to Distributed Denial of Service (Ddos) attacks all day. Most Ukrainian government web sites are offline as are most of the biggest banks in the country.
More as it becomes available. Check back.
UPDATE 12:03 PM EST -- This just in from inside Kiev: "I’m at Maidan now, no blackout. At least not anymore. Lots of people in the street, nothing strange."