Ukrainian singer Jamala, who won the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest representing Ukraine, shared her thoughts about presenting an honorary Wiktor, a Polish media award, to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during a ceremony in Warsaw on Thursday.
Ukrainian President receives prestigious Polish media award
“During the war, I appreciate every opportunity to communicate with a European audience. Yesterday I had the opportunity to talk to people who extended a helping hand to Ukraine first. Poland,” the artist wrote in a Facebook post on Friday.
On Thursday, March 31, she took part in an awards ceremony in Warsaw, during which she presented an honorary Wiktor – a prestigious Polish media award – to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The award was accepted by Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on Zelenskyy’s behalf.
The singer said that it was an honour to present the award to “the man who inspires all of us to protect our freedom and country. To the person who shows exceptional courage today, when we all need it so much!”
Jamala (Susana Alimivna Jamaladinova) is a Ukrainian singer, songwriter and actress, who won the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, representing Ukraine with the song “1944” dedicated to the victims of the deportation of the Crimean Tatars carried out by the Soviets.