Ukraine’s Euromaidan movement has received this year’s prestigious Lech Walęsa award.
Kyiv’s Mayor Vitali Klitschko, journalist and representative of the Anticorruption committee Tetiana Chornovol, singer and activist Ruslana Lyzhichko, Sports Minister Dmytro Bulatov and others accepted the award in Poland which honoured the determination of thousands of protesters who fought for human rights and democracy in Ukraine.
Poland’s former president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Lech Walęsa has been handing out the annual $100,000 award in support of human rights and democracy since 2008.
Lech Walęsa said this year’s prize recognized Euromaidan and the “consequence and determination of thousands of Ukrainians” in expressing their “pro-European dream.”
He also called on the world to show solidarity with Ukraine as it fights pro-Russian separatists.