The seimas of Lithuania founded the award in the name of freedom. It is awarded to modern heroes who have made a special contribution to the freedom of European peoples. In 2022, it was awarded to Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the president, who is headed by a country that has been protecting Europe from Russia for 9 months.
"Today, Ukraine is a European democracy forced to fight for the survival of its territory, culture and people, as well as for the freedom of all of us. That is why the Commission of the Freedom Award proposed to present it this year to the president of Ukraine for his merits and the merits of the Ukrainian people in their struggle for independence, freedom and democracy before Russia's military aggression," Viktorija Cmilyte-Nielsen, representative of the Lithuanian seimas.
The award ceremony will take place on January 13th. It is not known whether the president will be able to arrive in person or send a delegation.
We remind you that Zelenskyy has twice become Person of the Year. Finishing awards for courage in the face of the plague of the 21st century were given to the women of Ukraine and the Ukrainian people.