Ukraine – Ukrainian people awarded the Sakharov Prize (October 20, 2022)


France commends the European Parliament on its decision to award the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to the Ukrainian people for their bravery in the face of the Russian war of aggression.

Since February 24, the Ukrainian people have bravely resisted the Russian aggression in order to defend their country’s territorial integrity and preserve its democratic values, human rights, fundamental freedoms and rule of law.

France reaffirms its solidarity with the Ukrainian people and will continue to provide Ukraine with the support that it needs to defend its sovereignty and its territorial integrity for as long as is necessary.