"The transitional government talks of being a 'kamikaze government', taking tough and unpopular measures, but that could put extraordinary stress on an already fragile coalition. To try and rush a program would be a mistake, as it would likely be underfunded and subject to conditions the current government cannot or will not stick to," writes CFR Senior Fellow Robert Kahn.
"There is a method to Putin's moves. The territorial disputes his actions create give Europeans pause in considering further integration of those countries into the European Union, NATO and other Western institutions. This leaves the door open for further Russian pressure to join Putin's Eurasian Union and to accept increased integration into the Russian sphere" write Stephen J. Hadley and Damon Wilson in the Washington Post.
"Both eastern and western camps had a chance at ruling, and both failed. In doing so, they showed Ukrainians that the challenge was not between one region or another, but between the corrupt at the top and the people, whatever region they are from. Politicians today are finally being asked for plans of action that will actually achieve things, rather than populist slogans or ideological myths," writes Natalka Sniadanko in the New York Times.