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DIRECT TRANSLATION: ‘My First Ten Days as a Member of the Ukrainian Parliament’

An Investigative Journalist Who Ran for Office to Fight Corruption Says Poroshenko Has Stifled Dissent Within the New Government
Serhiy Leshchenko, age thirty-four, is a Kyiv-based investigative journalist and blogger who has been deputy chief editor of Ukrainska Pravda, the country’s most prominent independent news website. After supporting last year’s pro-democracy protests on Kyiv’s Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) he opted this year to run for parliament as an anti-corruption candidate of the party that backs President Petro Poroshenko. As one of a crop of new legislators pledged to root out graft that has given Ukraine the worst corruption rating in Europe …read more

Source: Atlantic Council

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