UKRAINE: The International Churchill Society on Tuesday presented the Winston Churchill Leadership Award to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who presided over the nation during the conflict.
The Ukrainian leader thanked UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Laurence Geller, the nonprofit organisation’s president, and stated that the award recognised his efforts and the valour of tens of thousands of Ukrainian men and women who stood out in conflicts with the Russian invader.
“The bravery of Ukrainians inspired the free world which prioritises freedom and democratic values over others.”
Zelenskyy asserts that the assistance was given by the United Kingdom and other allies ever since the start of the so-called “special military operation” will go down in European history as a positive event.
Notably, he pointed in the direction of Johnson, who has supported Ukraine financially and militarily. He emphasised that Ukrainians are fighting against every ideology that seeks to conquer other countries, not simply for the land, human rights, or the Ukrainian people.
Emphasising “unity” and “patience” as the main tool to fight against any tyranny, Zelenskyy said Ukrainians had proved the capability of the “united Europe” in combating the Russian aggressors despite limited resources.
He emphasised that since the start of the war, Russian troops and resources had suffered a significant loss.
Geller compares Zelenksyy to Winston Churchill
Lauding the efforts of Zelenskyy, the chairman of the International Churchill Society, Laurence Geller, compared him to Winston Churchill, who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during the second world war.
“Democracy in Europe is now threatened by tyranny, and this threat is stopped by leadership and heroism. Like Winston Churchill, President Zelenskyy shows that tyranny must not succeed, that people must have the right to choose their own path and their own life,” said Geller.
He claims that the Ukrainian president’s steadfast defence of his nation and adherence to the core values of democracy aids in Europe’s understanding of itself and “inspires us all.”