Zelenskyy in American Eyes 

by Olha Povaliaieva
Sunday, April 24, 2022
Zelenskyy in American Eyes 

America awards Zelenskyy for defending democracy abroad

For the first time, the Ukrainian president was awarded such a valuable prize. Before Volodymyr Zelenskyy, no Ukrainian leader received such an award. But in 2022, the year when Ukrainians and the Ukrainian president are the hardest, the American award found its winners.

The Library Foundation, named after former US president John Kennedy, announced five democracy activists simultaneously. Among the winners was Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

"Volodymyr Zelenskyy has courageously defended democratic ideals and political independence since the beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Zelenskyy focused the world’s eyes on the threat to democracy. He focused the world’s eyes on the existential threat facing Ukraine and on the need for strong, uncompromising international cooperation and cooperation to protect all democratic societies," says the profile of the president of Ukraine.

Former Profile in courage award winners were Barack Obama and George Bush Sr., and former US senator John McCain.

Also, during the award, the Americans paid attention to the courage of the Ukrainian leader. After all, even though Zelenskyy and his family became targets for the assassination by Russian troops, the president of Ukraine courageously defends political independence and remains in his homeland.

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