Vitaliy Klitschko received the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage
Mayor of Kyiv Vitaliy Klitschko became a laureate of the prestigious Arthur Ashe Award for Courage, presented annually by the ESPY Awards committee. The award ceremony took place at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, USA.
“It is a great honor for me to receive this award. I am convinced that this is a recognition of the courage and inviolability of the Ukrainian people, who have been bravely resisting the Russian aggressor for more than three months. This is an award for everyone who defends the independence and freedom of Ukraine. Ukrainians have shown that they will not kneel. We will withstand and win!” Vitaliy Klitschko commented on his award.
He also thanked all partners and friends who helped and supported Ukraine.
American actor Dwayne Johnson received the award on behalf of Klitschko, who is in Kyiv and could not attend the ceremony.