President Volodymyr Zelenskyy awarded the title of Hero of Ukraine with the Order of the State to singer, TV host and producer Andriy Kuzmenko (posthumously).
Relevant decree № 323/2020 was signed by the Head of State on August 17.
The title was awarded for outstanding personal merits in the formation of the national cultural space, a significant contribution to the development of national musical art, many years of fruitful creative and social activities.
"Since the beginning of the war, Andriy has regularly traveled east and helped our defenders. Kuzma himself was a real defender of Ukraine. A warrior of the word. His weapons were a pen, paper and a microphone. He healed the soul with a song. He inspired for the struggle with a word. Struggle for a strong, prosperous and invincible Ukraine," Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed.