Ukrainians elect a new president. But, what impact can the new leader have? Can he bring the crisis-torn country together?
Voters in Ukraine went to the polls over the weekend to elect a new President. Billionaire businessman Petro Poroshenko has claimed victory.
But, major challenges lie ahead for the new leader. Ukraine has been gripped in crisis for months.
Crimea seceded and joined the Russian Federation in March.
In Ukraine’s southeast industrial heartland, separatists in two of the biggest regions voted for independence from Kiev.
The self-appointed leaders in one of them, Donetsk, also asked for union with Russia. On, top of that, the country has huge economic problems.
For the latest on the Ukraine election and what the outcome may bring, we were joined from Kiev by CCTV’s Roee Ruttenberg.
Moving Forward After Ukraine Elections Seg. 1For the latest on the Ukraine election and what the outcome may bring, we were joined from Kiev by CCTV’s Roee Ruttenberg.
We are talking about the presidential election in Ukraine which was held over the weekend.
Joining me now is Ukrainian, Yuriy Gordodnichenko.
He is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. He is closely monitoring events in his homeland.
Moving Forward After Ukraine Elections Seg. 2Ukrainian, Yuriy Gordodnichenko talks about the election in Ukraine.
We’re discussing the election of a new president in Ukraine and what it means for the troubled nation.
Speaking from London is Alexander Nekrassov. He is a former Special Adviser to the Kremlin and provides a Russian perspective to recent events.