Sakharov Prize 2022: The brave people of Ukraine


The European Parliament awarded the 2022 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to the brave people of Ukraine, represented by President Zelenskyy, Ukrainian elected leaders and civil society. Since Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February 2022, millions of people have been displaced, tens of thousands killed or injured. Yet despite the brutality of the occupying forces and the unimaginable human suffering, the people of Ukraine have refused to bow. By awarding them with the Sakharov Prize, the European Parliament reiterates its solidarity with the people of Ukraine in their fight for freedom and independence.

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