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News / October 8, 2021

Ukraine: Stronger Together


Ukraine’s 30-years of statehood has been a series of highs and lows towards a stable democracy. With the backdrop of the Orange Revolution in 2004, and the Euromaidan Revolution of Dignity in 2014, Ukrainians tirelessly continue to fight for a more democratic future. 

In this episode of Democracy! The Podcast, we are joined by all three of the consortium’s members to talk about the power of their partnership. From the disinformation of COVID-19, to strengthening Ukraine’s electoral institutions, hear how IFES, IRI and NDI work together to capitalize on their democratic superpowers in support of Ukraine’s continued independence. 

Then, Dr. Ironfist, aka, the former world heavyweight champion and current Mayor of Kyiv, the Honorable Vitali Klitschko, sits down with Adrienne to discuss how his years in the boxing ring prepared him to fight for democracy. 

Democracy! The Podcast is brought to you by the Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS) with support from the United States Agency for International Development through the Global Elections and Political Transitions Award. 


Find this episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and the player below: 


Special thanks to: 

  • The Honorable Vitali Klitschko, Mayor of Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Peter Erben, IFES Ukraine
  • Michael Druckman, IRI Ukraine
  • Ian Woodward, NDI Ukraine


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Download the transcript from this episode here. Download the episode here.


This podcast is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through CEPPS. Established in 1995, CEPPS pools the expertise of three premier international organizations dedicated to democratic development: IFES, IRI, and NDI. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government. 
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