Football player Andrii Shevchenko intends to cooperate with Natalia Korolevska's Forward Ukraine! political party.
The press service of the party announced this in a statement.
"I want to fulfill myself in politics, share the experience I gained in Europe, and do something for my country. I have decided to join the team of Natalia Korolevska because Forward Ukraine! is the party of the future, a party of young leaders, and it is a definite choice between the past and the future. In politics, I plan to support the social sector and sports because my main motto is 'A Sound Mind in a Sound Body!'" the press service quoted Shevchenko as saying.
Parliamentary Deputy Natalia Korolevska (independent), who is the leader of the Forward Ukraine! party, described Shevchenko as the pride of Ukraine and said that the party was grateful to him for the decision to join it.
Shevchenko recently announced his retirement from football.
Shevchenko is the most decorated Ukrainian football player, a hero of Ukraine, the winner of the Golden Ball in 2004, voted as the best Ukrainian football player six times, and the highest scorer in the history of the Ukrainian national football team.
As Ukrainian News earlier reported, the Forward Ukraine! party will hold a congress in the village of Buki (Skvirskyi district of the Kyiv region) on August 1, during which it will nominate its candidates for this year's parliamentary elections and approve its election list.
party will hold a congress in the village of Buki (Skvirskyi district of the Kyiv region) on August 1, during which it will nominate its candidates for this year's parliamentary elections and approve its election list.
In a poll that the Oleksandr Razumkov Center for Economic and Political Studies conducted on the streets from June 16 to 25, 4.7% of the respondents said they would vote for the Forward Ukraine! party.