Following the overthrow of former president Victor Yanukovych, Ukraine has inaugurated its 5th president, Petro Poroshenko. Amazingly, Poroshenko won the elections in the first round.
Poroshenko promises to end the fighting in the east, combat rampant corruption, and lead the country on a track to join the European Union.
Unfortunately, two regions in the east, Donetsk and Lughansk, are the scene of fighting, looting, kidnappings, and executions. The unrest is led by Russian citizens who organize attacks against the Ukrainian forces.
Thankfully Kyiv remains peaceful and we are far removed from the violence taking place in the east.