European Politicians Want Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize
Ukraine– Several European politicians requested the Norwegian Nobel Committee to nominate Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2022. The politicians also requested the committee to extend the nomination procedure for the Nobel Peace Prize until March 31. The leaders addressed the committee with a letter, seeking a re-opening of the nomination procedure.
According to the statement, they requested the committee to reconsider the 2022 nomination procedure for the Nobel Peace Prize. The statement read, “We believe that now is the time to show the people of Ukraine that the world is on their side.” The last date for nominations was January 31, but requests have been made by politicians to extend the date till the end of March to nominate Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Reportedly, former Prime Minister of Belgium, Guy Verhofstad, and former Prime Minister of Estonia, Andrus Ansip, also requested the committee to nominate Zelenskyy for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2022. Reportedly, this year’s Nobel Peace Prize announcements will take place from October 3-10. According to news agency AFP, nearly 251 individuals and 92 organisations applied for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Committee chooses the Nobel Peace Prize laureates from the shortlist in October through a majority vote. Then they announce the names of the winners.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy
In the wake of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is being dubbed a hero for his wartime leadership. He was elected as the president of Ukraine in 2019. Zelenskyy and his wife, Olena, have a 17-year-old daughter and a 9-year-old son. When Russia invaded Ukraine, Zelenskyy refused an American offer to evacuate the country. He said that he will fight for his country. Zelenskyy spoke to the nation via his smartphone in the centre of Kyiv.