Yorktown Solutions has picked up an $80K per month pact to represent the Civil Movement For a Just Ukraine, a non-profit group set up by activists with close ties to the country’s military.
The Movement says its goals are to promote de-oligarchization, good corporate governance and reforms in the judicial and security sectors.
It was founded by Olekssi Sereduiuk, who leads a union representing soldiers and volunteers at the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs, and Vitali Chorny, a member of the All-Ukrainian Union of ATO Veterans.
Victor Shvetsov, director of the Movement, commanded the Airmobile 79th Department that fought Russian-backed separatists in the eastern Ukraine.
Washington-based Yorktown handles PR, advocacy and perception management duties for the Movement.
It seeks greater engagement of US officials, NGOs, media outlets and business leaders on issues pertaining to Ukraine.
Yorktown’s one-year $960K contract runs through Aug. 17, 2022.