By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Related Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Olena Zelenska, the primary girl of Ukraine, on Tuesday accepted a human rights award on behalf of the individuals of Ukraine in recognition of their combat towards Russia’s invasion of their nation.
The Victims of Communism Memorial Basis acknowledged the Ukrainian individuals with its Dissident Human Rights Award. Zelenska, who’s visiting Washington this week, accepted the award in particular person.
“It’s an honor to be right here and settle for this award within the identify of each Ukrainian man and girl combating Russian aggression immediately,” she stated, talking by way of a translator.
Her husband, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, has gained admiration from Ukrainians and Ukraine’s supporters overseas by staying put within the capital, Kyiv, after Russian President Vladimir Putin launched his assault on Ukraine in late February.
Zelenska largely disappeared with the couple’s two youngsters throughout the first months after the invasion however emerged from seclusion Might 8 to greet U.S. first girl Jill Biden, who had been touring in jap Europe and made an unannounced go to to western Ukraine to fulfill her counterpart.
Zelenska was due on the White Home later Tuesday to fulfill with Jill Biden. Michael LaRosa, a spokesperson for Biden, stated the ladies would talk about continued U.S. help for Ukraine and its individuals as they defend their democracy and address the fallout from Russia’s battle.
On Wednesday, Zelenska will handle members of Congress in an auditorium on the Capitol, following an analogous look by her husband at an earlier stage of the battle.
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