Award of the Sakharov Prize 2022: ceremony and hand over of the prize to Oleksandra MATVIYCHUK, Ivan FEDOROV, Yaroslav BOZHKO, Yulia PAJEVSKA, Oleksandr CHEKRYHIN, Stanislav KULYKIVSKI and Vsevolod CHENTSOV


On the 14th December 2022, the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of thought is awarded to the "brave people of Ukraine". A ceremony takes place in the European Parliament, in Strasbourg. Full video of the award being given to the representatives present in the hemicycle: Oleksandra MATVIYCHUK, Human rights lawyer and Chair of the Center for Civil Liberties; Ivan FEDOROV, Mayor of the Ukrainian city of Melitopol; Yaroslav BOZHKO from the Yellow Riboon Civil Resistance Movment; Yulia PAJEVSKA, founder of the medical evacuation unit Angels of Taira; Oleksandr CHEKRYHIN and Stanislav KULYKIVSKI from the State Emergency Service and Vsevolod CHENTSOV, Head of the Mission of Ukraine to the European Union. Family pictures are taken after the ceremony.

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