The democratically conducted elections are a new start for
Ukraine. Bravo to its citizens for
standing their ground and coming out in large numbers in patriotic colours and
costumes to make their choice for a united, pro European country. They categorically denied President Vladimir
Putin a control of Ukraine he so desperately craves.
Although Ukrainians have made democrats around the world
proud, Mr. Putin’s weasel words are prophetic: He promised the election wouldn’t
change his relations with feisty Ukraine.
The next day, Russia’s sniper unit Vostok, known for its extreme
brutality in Chechnya, attacked Donetsk airport killing five and wounding 30 so
far. Other battles are erupting at the
railway station and in Mariupol.
Convoys or Russian trucks and ships are approach Ukraine’s
Cleaning out nests of Russia’s terrorists is president-elect
Poroshenko’s first test. He must bring
calm and order to Ukraine. In his
post-election speech he promised anti-terrorist re-enforcements.