Defeated election candidate Yulia Tymoshenko has refused to recognise Viktor Yanukovych as Ukraine's new president and she has promised to consolidate a parliamentary majority against him. According to Tymoshenko, Yanukovych "came to power on the back of lies and will not stay in power long". Her remarks come, amid fears that the country is heading into a prolonged political crisis.
Zhu Honggen, researcher at Ukrainian Section of Institute of Russian, East European & Central Studies(IREECS), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences(CASS)
Ambassador William Taylor, former US ambassador to Ukraine from 2006-2009, currently, Vice President of US Institute of Peace, Center for Post-Conflict Peace and Stability Operations
Anders Aslund, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics