Kira Rudik of the Ukrainian Parliament
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KIRA RUDYK

Kira Rudik is a Member of Parliament since 2019 holding the office of People’s Deputy of Ukraine. The 36-year-old politician represents the Voice political party of Ukraine. She is a graduate of National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy holding a Bachelor’s degree in computer science and Master’s in information technology. According to her LinkedIn profile, she has also attended an Executive Training for Women Leaders at Stanford University.

Kira Rudik is a former Chief Operating Officer of Amazon-acquired Ring, a smart security company from September 2016 to September 2019.

Read more at: https://www.shethepeople.tv/news/who-is-kira-rudik-ukrainian-mp-takes-up-arms-amid-russian-invasion-in-viral-photo/
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Kira Rudik is a Member of Parliament since 2019 holding the office of People’s Deputy of Ukraine. The 36-year-old politician represents the Voice political party of Ukraine. She is a graduate of National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy holding a Bachelor’s degree in computer science and Master’s in information technology. According to her LinkedIn profile, she has also attended an Executive Training for Women Leaders at Stanford University.

Kira Rudik is a former Chief Operating Officer of Amazon-acquired Ring, a smart security company from September 2016 to September 2019.

Read more at: https://www.shethepeople.tv/news/who-is-kira-rudik-ukrainian-mp-takes-up-arms-amid-russian-invasion-in-viral-photo/
Kira Rudik is a Ukrainian parliamentarian currently in Kyiv. She’s just spoken to CNN, saying it is strange to go from working as a member of parliament, under the threat of Russian attack, and then to have it suddenly start. “Then you know you have to do something,” she says.

“That’s when you get a gun and you learn how to shoot it. You understand you have to get a group of resistance, which we did, and now we are helping our army to fight Russian soldiers who are trying to take Kyiv right now as I am talking to you.”

Rudik says this is the “new reality”.

“We are not leaving. This is our town and this is our country, and no Putin soldiers will tell us how to live.”
Kira Rudik, a member of parliament in Ukraine joins Rosemary Barton Live to discuss the situation on the ground in Kyiv. She has equipped herself with weapons, along with many other volunteers and political leaders to help the Ukrainian military fight Russian troops.
What is striking about the photos is not that Rudik posted them: she is a people’s representative in a time of war — it’s exactly the sort of thing she should be posting. What’s so interesting, and smart, is how she did it. Rudik does not pose in a uniform, or even in camouflage fatigues. She does not salute or lift the AK triumphantly; in fact, the way she holds it makes it clear that she’s not used to holding a weapon of any sort. The photo is taken not in a base or even in an office, but clearly in the living room of her home, just by a window that looks out onto a small patio.
Speaking to BBC Radio Scotland on Monday, the MP said: “I don’t have any plans to leave, this is my city, this is my country, and I plan to defend it for as long as will be needed.

“There is no chance that some Russian crazy dictator would be able to push me away from where I live and where I love.”

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Rudik is one of many in Ukraine who have taken up the offer of arming themselves, with military forces looking to bolster key positions.

“We received rifles in the Ukrainian parliament and for the last couple of days I was training to use it, so right now I’m pretty confident I would be able to shoot somebody if they come to my home,” she said.
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