Zelenskyy presents Ukrainian railway employees with state awards for ‘heroism’

Latest news Ukraine

On the Day of Railway Workers, on November 4, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with employees of the state-owned company Ukrzaliznytsia.

He presented awards for personal contribution to the development of railway transport, dedication, and high professionalism demonstrated in ensuring the functioning of railway infrastructure facilities under martial law. “People on the ground showed real heroism,” Zelenskyy stated.

From the first hours of the full-scale Russian invasion, railway workers adapted to the dangerous working conditions amid Russia’s war. Oleksandr Kamyshin, Chairman of the Board at JSC Ukrzaliznytsia, noted that the Ukrainian railway evacuated more than 4 million people, including over a million children and over 120,000 pets. “We saved everyone, everything we could,” he said.

Ukraine needs independent journalism. And we need you. Join our community on Patreon and help us better connect Ukraine to the world. We’ll use your contribution to attract new authors, upgrade our website, and optimize its SEO. For as little as the cost of one cup of coffee a month, you can help build bridges between Ukraine and the rest of the world, plus become a co-creator and vote for topics we should cover next. Become a patron or see other ways to support. Become a Patron!

Tags: