Ukraine's rockstar Vakarchuk to take part in parliamentary elections
Ukraine's singer and founder of the Okean Elzy band Svyatoslav Vakarchuk has announced he is returning to politics.
On Thursday, he presented his new party "Holos" (Voice).
Relevant press releases have been distributed among journalists on the eve of the official presentation, the Ukrainian TSN news service reported on May 16.
According to Vakarchuk, it is in the parliament that major changes occur in the country, and he is going to take part in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
Among the members of the party, Vakarchuk named former deputy minister of justice Yulia Klymenko, activist Yaroslav Yurchyshyn, Ukrainian defender of Donetsk airport (one of the so-called "Cyborgs") Andriy Sharaskin, Professor Yuriy Sokolov, and ex-head of the Odesa Regional State Administration Solomiia Bobrovska.
Earlier this year, vakarchuk chose not to run for president although some suggested he could give it a try.
Later, media reports suggested Vakarchuk would participate in parliamentary elections and present his team shortly.
In 2007-2008, Vakarchuk already served as an MP before signing a motion to quit parliamentary work.