Voting in some areas of eastern Ukraine was difficult or altogether stifled, but no major security issues were reported early Sunday as president Petro Poroshenko's pro-Western party was expected to win a majority of seats.
VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky travels around Eastern Ukraine to gauge the vibe before voting begins today.
Here's a look some of the most colorful candidates and their chances at the presidency.
It's hard to pick a new president when parts of your country are consumed by violence and you've got Russia looming over the border.
Whoever will win Ukraine's upcoming election will take on a country suffering the consequences of years of corruption and mismanagement.
The opposition rules Kiev and Parliament voted to impeach the president.
They want Russia and Putin to stop meddling in their affairs.