On the occasion of the Journalist's Day, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy presented state awards to Ukrainian media workers and family members of media representatives who died as a result of a full-scale Russian invasion.
The President expressed gratitude to all journalists who during the 103 days of this invasion and the eight years of the Russian Federation's war against Ukraine talentedly, humanely and sincerely performed their work.
"I do not want to say too many words and take your time. I think journalists know best what the price of words and the price of time is. Especially at this difficult time for our state - the time of war," said Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
The President thanked the journalists who, like the Armed Forces and the entire Ukrainian people, defend our state and bring the truth to the people.
"You bring the truth and important information - very powerful, important meanings that can be a great advantage for our country in this fight, in which we will definitely win," he said.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy presented state awards for significant contribution to the development of journalism, high professionalism and conscientious work.
The President also noted that since February 24, 32 Ukrainian and foreign media workers have been killed as a result of Russia's armed aggression in Ukraine. The President mentioned each of them by name; the attendees honored their memory with a moment of silence.