Reaction To Elections In Ukraine
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On Sunday, in the first election since the toppling of the government, Ukrainians chose Petro Poroshenko as their next president. The country’s new leader—also known as the Chocolate King—is no stranger to Ukrainian politics. He supports the pro-Western agenda rejected by his predecessor, and in his first public statement, Poroshenko said his priority is putting an end to the chaos of the last six months. This will be no easy task. Poroshenko will contend with continued pressure from Russia, instability in eastern Ukraine and an interim government that many view as illegitimate. Diane and her guests discuss reaction to elections in Ukraine.
senior fellow, Brookings Institution. He served as U. S. Ambassador to Ukraine from 1998 to 2000 in the Clinton administration.
senior fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Washington bureau chief, Itar-Tass news agency of Russia.
correspondent, The New York Times