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Battle-Scarred Ukraine Prepares for Elections

Ukrainian army soldiers guard a district election commission as an election official carries ballots to a polling station in Volnovakha, a village on the front line of fighting between Ukrainian government forces and rebels, eastern Ukraine Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky) Dmitry Lovetsky / AP
epaselect epa04463002 An electoral committee member puts up a Ukrainian national flag at a polling station in Kiev, Ukraine, 25 October 2014. The parliamentary elections in Ukraine will be held on 26 October. The elections are supposed to return political stability to the crisis-hit country, but few observers expect that they will facilitate a peaceful solution to the bloody conflict with pro-Russian separatists. EPA/SERGEY DOLZHENKO Sergey Dolzhenko / EPA
KIEV, UKRAINE - OCTOBER 25: Children sit behind informational posters showing the various candidates for Parliament at a polling station inside Lesia Ukrainka School Number 117 on October 25, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. The country's parliamentary elections, scheduled for Sunday, are seen as key to President Petro Poroshenko's ability to advance his agenda. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images) Brendan Hoffman / Getty Images Europe
KIEV, UKRAINE - OCTOBER 25: An election worker irons the curtain of a voting booth inside a school on October 25, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. The country's parliamentary elections, scheduled for Sunday, are seen as key to President Petro Poroshenko's ability to advance his agenda, stabilize the economy, and end fighting in the country's east. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) David Ramos / Getty Images Europe
epa04462830 Members of the election commission prepare ballot papers at their polling station for the voting in the eastern Ukrainian town Kramatorsk, near of Slaviansk, 25 October 2014. The parliamentary elections in Ukraine will be held on 26 October. The elections are supposed to return political stability to the crisis-hit country, but few observers expect that they will facilitate a peaceful solution to the bloody conflict with pro-Russian separatists. EPA/ROMAN PILIPEY Roman Pilipey / EPA
KIEV, UKRAINE - OCTOBER 24: People read the newspaper as they wait for a bus on October 24, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. Ukraine's Parliamentary Elections are to be held on Sunday 26 October, 2014. The Ukrainian revolution in february, which ousted President Viktor Yanukovych, has led to a worsening economic and social crisis in the country. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX *** David Ramos / Getty Images Europe