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Ukrainian pursues European Parliament seat: Italy’s Ukrainian community calls for support

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April 24,2024 225
Ukrainian pursues European Parliament seat: Italy’s Ukrainian community calls for support

The Ukrainian community in Italy calls for support for Ukrainian journalist Nataliya Kudryk, a candidate for the European Parliament elections, who is on the list of the Italian party Azione, led by Carlo Calenda.

“We ask everyone to vote for Nataliya on June 8-9. Italian citizens residing of Lazio, Tuscany, Umbria, and Marche can write her name on the ballot and indicate the party ‘Azione.’ Those residing in other regions who would like to support our candidate can vote for the party that nominated her,” wrote Oles Horodetskyy, President of the Christian Association of Ukrainians and Ukrainian community leader in Rome.

Kudryk will run in the Central Italian district. The Azione party’s program devotes significant attention to Ukraine and its future in the European Union.

“Nataliya Kudryk is a Ukrainian journalist in Italy, born in Kyiv and holding dual citizenship. Nataliya has 25 years of experience in the field of press and information. Today, she is a correspondent for Radio Liberty in Italy after working in the editorial offices of Kyiv and Prague. Moving to Rome in 2005, Nataliya continued to work as a reporter, mainly for Radio Liberty, as well as other Ukrainian media. Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, she has courageously and confidently reported on Ukraine in the major Italian and international media,” wrote Carlo Calenda, the leader of the Azione party.

Kudryk’s priority is the future of Ukraine in the EU. “My priority is to ensure that Ukrainians have the future they want and deserve: to live in freedom, in democracy, in the rule of law, that is, in the European Union. In this war, we must have the courage to decide whose side to be on: on the side of those attacked or the aggressor. The stakes are clear: “Putin wins, or freedom wins,” Nataliya said in an interview for Linkiesta.