● President Zelensky wins Ronald Reagan Freedom Award for “courageous fight against tyranny”
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky wins the Ronald Reagan Freedom Award for his courageous fight for democracy and against authoritarian rule.
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The Ronald Reagan Presidential and Foundation announced on Monday, March 7, 2022 that the Ukrainian President has been selected for the award.
“The world applauds President Zelensky and all that he stands for; democracy, individual liberty, freedom and hope. As Americans, we know that freedom is a much a part of us as our blood. It can’t be bartered away. The truth is that the word freedom is deceptively simple. It’s is a word that describes the God-given condition of all the human soul” the foundation posted on their YouTube channel.
Zelensky who became President of Ukraine in 2019 earned the support of many Ukrainians when Russia invaded the country. He decided not to flee but stay in Ukraine and fight with his people. His brave gesture won the hearts of many people across the world. Many foreigners have already enlisted into the Ukrainian army because of his decision.
“President Zelensky will become the eleventh recipient of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation’s highest recognition. He follows in the line of world leaders who, like Ronald Reagan, have contributed greatly to the cause of freedom worldwide. Volodymyr Zelensky has become the face of Ukraine’s resistance against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invading forces” the Reagan Foundation added to the statement.
There have been reports of the President surviving three assassination attempts.