Jemilev to allocate part of Solidarity Prize to "Heavenly Hundred"

3 June 2014 15:08
(QHA) -

Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Jemilev to be conferred with 1 mln Euro 'Solidarity Prize' award on June 3. A part of this money he is going to allocate to families of “Heavenly Hundred”.

As Jemilev noted, this award is a sign of moral support to Crimean Tatar people and Ukraine. He also stressed, he would urge US President Obama to empose futher sunctions against Russia over annexation of Crimea.

As earlier reported, the ceremony will take place on June 3 in Warsaw, and will be attended by Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski, US President Barack Obama, French President Francois Hollande and newly-elected President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

The award consists of three segments: 250,000 euros will go to the laureate, 700,000 euros will be assigned for Polish development aid programs named by the winner, and 50,000 euros will be presented to the laureate for a study trip around Poland, so that he can “learn more about our successful struggle for freedom.”

Note: Ukrainians call the victims of the street violence in Kyiv “the Heavenly Hundred”, in reference to the people's self-defense "hundreds" who fought off riot police on the barricades during the Euromaidan.