Zelensky received the Atlantic Council Global Citizen Award in the United States. Video
President Volodymyr Zelensky, who is on a working visit to the United States, received the Atlantic Council Global Citizen Awards, given to those who have made a significant contribution to the development of transatlantic relations. The award itself was handed over to the politician in Kyiv back in May of this year. He took part in the official ceremony in New York on September 21.
"To be blunt, this is not my award. I dedicate this award to all Ukrainians in uniforms. I dedicate this award to all the children who were killed by Russian terrorists. We will never forget this," Zelensky said in his speech. His speech was broadcast by the Office of the President (to watch the video, scroll to the end).
The head of state also added that this award is a merit of all Ukrainians who did not leave the country during the full-scale invasion and honestly did their job as doctors, teachers and rescuers. He also dedicated the award to Ukraine's partners around the world, primarily the United States and the EU.
This year's Global Citizen Awards 2023 was also attended by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who was honored for his significant contribution to peace in Europe and countering the threat to global democracy posed by Russia; Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, who was recognized for his leadership in the G7 in strengthening the Global South and promoting international cooperation; and U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, who was honored for her 40-year career as an economist and political leadership, ensuring a sustainable and inclusive economy in the United States and the world.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, Zelensky received the Charlemagne Prize in May this year, presented to him and the Ukrainian people for "defending freedom, democracy and European values." The ceremony took place in Germany.