Chornovil has announced that she will run as an independent candidate in parliamentary elections in October this year, hoping to tap into widespread disillusionment with politicians of all stripes, widely seen as corrupt and ineffective.
“I want the people who are now in politics to disappear” as the country “is going nowhere,” Chornovil, 32, told the Kyiv Post. “And for this they [the politicians] have to be replaced by someone. For instance, by myself.”
Petite and quiet but with a reputation for toughness, Chornovil became famous for a number of publications revealing alleged corruption among leading political and business figures.