Olena Sotnyk is a Ukrainian politician, lawyer, and human rights defender and currently serves at Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine. As a former member of the Ukrainian Parliament, she is a well-known legislator and public policy maker in areas such as rule of law, judicial system reform, anticorruption, and youth policy.
Olena also represents Ukraine in the international arena and is one of the leading the voices of Ukrainians against Russian aggression. She holds prominent positions in the working bodies of several international organizations, including the Council of Europe, and focuses on issues including Euro-integration of Ukraine and female empowerment.
Olena Sotnyk discusses the Dignity Revolution in Ukraine, the Maidan protest movement, and why she became a politician.