Citizens of Ukraine and Vladimir Zelensky as their leader received the Award “For Freedom of Thought” named after Andrei Sakharov. This was announced by the President of the European Parliament Robert Metsola, the Ukrainian media write.
“This is a reward for all Ukrainians who are now fighting. For everyone who has been forced to escape. For everyone who has lost relatives and friends. For all those who get up and fights for what they believe. The brave people of Ukraine are not It will give up, and we, too, ”she said.
The list of nominees also was Vladimir Zelensky personally, the founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange, Brazilian activist Sonya Guahara, and the deceased journalist Al Jazeera Shirin Abu Akele.
The award ceremony will be held on December 14 in Strasbourg.