Zelensky made Blokhin, Rotaru and five other prominent Ukrainians “national legends” (video)

Posthumously, the award “National Legend of Ukraine” was awarded to composer Myroslav Skoryk.Volodymyr Zelenskyi during the award ceremony / video screenshotVolodymyr Zelenskyi during the award ceremony / video screenshot

On Sunday, August 22, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi awarded seven outstanding Ukrainians with the new state award “National Legend of Ukraine”.

The award ceremony was broadcast on the President’s Office Facebook page .

“I have launched a new state award, the National Legend of Ukraine. Every year we will celebrate our outstanding compatriots who have reached the top in culture, sports and science. Today, the first awards were given to seven outstanding Ukrainians, seven great names, seven national legends,” said the President.

The first prizes went to football player Oleg Blokhin, singer Sofia Rotaru, artist Ivan Marchuk, poet Yuriy Rybchynsky, ballerina Olena Potapova, choreographer Myroslav Vantukh.

Composer Myroslav Skoryk also received the “National Legend of Ukraine” award posthumously. The president presented the award to his wife.https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?height=314&href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fpresident.gov.ua%2Fvideos%2F296095702319658%2F&show_text=false&width=560&t=0

The national legend of Ukraine is a prize

For the 30th anniversary of the Independence Day of Ukraine, Zelensky approved the National Legend award.

This award is given to citizens of Ukraine, as well as foreigners and stateless persons for personal merits in the formation of independent Ukraine, strengthening its statehood, defending the Fatherland and serving the Ukrainian people, for significant contribution to the national economy, science, education, culture, art, sports, health care, as well as for active charity and community service.

Author: Denis Pryadko

(C)UNIAN 2021

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