On Youth Day, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky together with his wife Olena Zelenska took part in the ceremony celebrating the participants in the "Children-rescuers - war heroes" campaign.
According to the press service of the head of state, the ceremony took place in the White Hall of Heroes of Ukraine at the Mariinsky Palace in Kyiv. Participants in the action, which is held in Ukraine for the first time, were young Ukrainians who performed the feat of savior during the full-scale Russian invasion.
"I am pleased that we begin the Youth Day holiday with such an important event - congratulating our young heroes. Your deeds are sturdy and adult ... We can be proud of you, which means Ukraine has a future we can be proud of today. Congratulations to all of you. You are well done, our state applauds you. Thank you for every life you have saved!" - said Zelensky.
He thanked the native children who raised them to be brave and responsible citizens.
Minister of Internal Affairs Denis Monastyrsky and Head of the State Service of Ukraine for Emergencies Sergey Kruk took part in the ceremony and handed over valuable gifts and lifeguard uniforms to the participants.
The young heroes were greeted by Ukrainian artists.