The Kyiv Post has published an article discussing the decision that a Ukrainian businessman made to appeal directly to President Yanukovich through YouTube.
Read the article here: Donetsk-style tactics shown on YouTube
Unfortunately, this rings true. Corrupt government. Corrupt businessmen. Corrupt law enforcement officials.
What will it take to actually change this cycle? It certainly is not unique to Ukraine. In some countries people are better at hiding these approaches, but it occurs everywhere. Our hearts look after our own interests much more readily than after the interests of others.
It may take awhile, but the change is going to have to take place one heart at a time.