NDI and IRI to announce findings of election missions at joint press conference on monday

KYIV – The National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the International Republican Institute (IRI) will hold a joint press conference on Monday, Oct. 27, to announce the findings of their international missions observing Ukraine’s parliamentary elections.

The press conference will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at the Ukraine Crisis Media Center, Hotel «Ukrayina», 3rd floor, 4 Instytuts’ka St., Kyiv. 

Speakers at the press conference will be the co-leaders of the IRI delegation, Ambassador Victor Ashe, former U.S. ambassador to Poland, and Iveta Radičová, former prime minister of Slovakia, as well as Stephen Nix, IRI regional director for Eurasia. Speaking for NDI will be the co-leaders of its delegation, former U.S. Rep. Karan English, D-AZ, and former Polish Defense Minister Janusz Onyszkiewicz, as well as Laura Jewett, NDI regional director for Eurasia.

The delegation’s purpose is to demonstrate the international community’s continuing support for democratic processes in Ukraine.

The National Democratic Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan nongovernmental organization working to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide through citizen participation, openness and accountability in government. More information is available at www.ndi.org.


A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, the International Republican Institute advances freedom and democracy worldwide by helping political parties to become more issue-based and responsive, assisting citizens to participate in government planning, and working to increase the role of marginalized groups in the political process – including women and youth. More information is available at www.iri.org.