May 18, 2014 2:52 pm

Manitobans head to Ukraine to observe election

Myroslava Pidhirnyj and Nick Krawetz will be election observers in Ukraine on May 25.

Kurt Brownridge/Global News

WINNIPEG – Ukrainians are going to the polls in one week in a historic vote that could change the country forever, and some Manitobans will witness it first hand.

Winnipeggers Myroslava Pidhirnyj and Nick Krawetz began their trip to Ukraine on Sunday morning as two of a few hundred Canadians selected to be Ottawa’s eyes and ears in the country.

“I am a Canadian. I believe very much in the democratic process,” Pidhirnyj told Global News. “I certainly want to see free and open elections and additionally, because I am of Ukrainian background, it is important for me to ensure Ukrainians have a say in how they will be governed.”

On May 25 they will watch the vote from various polling stations to make sure it is fair and democratic.

 

 

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