Meet Ukraine’s New Anti-Corruption Lawmakers

Pro-Democracy Activists Join Parliament—and the Battle for Ukraine’s Future

The new parliament and political leadership taking office in Ukraine includes members of an energetic, young class of leaders who have emerged from last year’s Maidan movement, with its demands for greater democracy and an end to massive political corruption. Our colleagues at the National Democratic Institute this week produced a short video on the dramatic journey of three of these leaders. It’s worth the six minutes to watch.

Image: "Stir Up the Swamp" is the headline of Ukrainian news magazine Novoye Vremya as it profiles new members of Ukraine’s parliament who arose from last year’s Maidan movement. (Novoye Vremya screenshot/