CNBC interviews John Herbst, director of the Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, on Ukrainian election results and the continued violence in the east:

What you have going on in Eastern Ukraine is not so much pro-Russian rebels, it’s Russian mercenaries, Russian volunteers, who are spearheading the fighting…This is a Russian-led insurgency…[Putin] is talking the talk of peace following the elections, but he is continuing to support the insurgents.

See the full interview here.