Kira Rudika Ukrainian parliamentarian, woke up this Saturday with a plan opposite to the one she finally executed. He intended to plant tulips in the patio of his house but, instead, he took a rifle and learned to shoot to defend his country from the invasion by Russiaa conflict that has on alert to the whole world. “We’re not going anywhere”expressed the 36-year-old deputy.
For several days Rudik, leader of the liberal Voice party (Voice, in ukrainian) in the Verkhovna Rada or Parliament of Ukraine, shared on her social networks a series of images where she was seen holding and testing a Kalashnikov submachine gun, better known as AK-47. He assured that “He will not allow the Russians to take his country”and also invited women to join the armed struggle.
Kira is also known for promoting women’s rights, something that earned her the cover of the publication Elle Business in December 2021.
“It’s almost spring in Kiev”, he expressed in the publication, and then he referred to the fact that it was the right time of year to plant daffodils, tulips and whipped flowers, but instead, he was preparing “for another night” of fighting. Also, he opined stated that the conflict will not last long and that in a week or two he would be back to gardening.
However, on the third day of the conflict, and such as described by the correspondent of LA NACION in Ukraine, Elisabetta Piqué, Vladimir Putin does not seem to have intentions to back down with the offensive. According to the report, the capital woke up with the surprise of the impact of “a Russian missile that destroyed the upper part of a residential building that is seven kilometers from the center. Incredibly, there were no fatalities.”as described by the journalist.
Likewise, and hours after Rudik’s publication, where she explained why she learned to shoot, she could be seen holding a rifle again and accompanied the photo with a forceful message. “I was at the headquarters of the Ministry of Defense. Really everyone here is ready and loaded to go,” she stated, later adding: “We will show the world how Ukrainians fight”.
A staunch defender of the rights of the LQBT+ community, as well as of animal life, Kira is one of the 450 members of that country’s parliament who defend territorial sovereignty tooth and nail. On January 22, when one more year of Unity Day was commemorated, a very important date in Ukraine, sShe could be seen together with thousands of people in the streets of the capital united in human chains.
On that day, and in the midst of a conflict with Russia that has already exceeded three months of excessive tension, Rudik walked in Kiev on the Paton Bridge with thousands of people waving blue and yellow flags and that they celebrated the consecration of Ukraine as an independent state for more than three decades.
Before being elected as a member of parliament in 2019, the woman was local director of Amazon’s Ring, an e-commerce company smart security company, from 2016 until her incorporation as a deputy in the legislative body. She likewise has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree in information technology from the Kiev National University.