The violent images emanating from Kiev this week have been nothing short of sad and stunning. It has resulted in the deaths of 77 people (13 of them Ukrainian riot police) and injured hundreds more.
Today, the EU brokered an agreement between the Ukrainian government and the opposition. The terms of the agreement call for the formation of a transitional government and presidential elections to be scheduled later this year. It also sets the stage for the release of opposition leader and former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko from jail. Tymoshenko has been in prison since late 2011 on corruption charges (the veracity of which are dubious to say the least).