Update: 10/08/2022 14:01
Issued by: 10/08/2022, 14:01
Prague – President of the Senate Miloš Vystrčil (ODS) awarded the outgoing ambassador of Ukraine in Prague, Jevhen Perebyjnis, the Silver Medal of the President of the Senate. The newly appointed Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Perebyjnis received the award at a ceremony in the main hall of the Wallenstein Palace. Vystrčil described Perebyjnis as a person who has done a huge amount of work for Ukraine, and thus also for the Czechia. According to Vystrčil, one of the reasons why he decided to award him a medal is that he strengthened the Czechia. Perebyjnis described the award as a great honor and called Vystrčila a Havel-type policy with firm ideals.
According to Vystrčil, during his ambassadorship in Prague, Perebyjnis reinforced the Czech citizens’ need to help protect freedom, democracy, independence, individuality and sovereignty. “He helped the fact that today the Czech Republic is stronger and the surrounding area perceives it very well,” he said.
Perebyj gives thanks for how Czech senators support the fight against Russian aggressors and the countries’ efforts to join the European community of free nations. She sticks out as a statesman. “In my opinion, he is a politician of the Havel type. He has strong opinions, he has firm ideals, he is simple in communication, but deep in his thoughts and his conclusions,” he said at the same time.
He thanked for the material and moral assistance to Ukraine. He also emphasized that Ukraine’s support supports the Czech side as well as its own security, because Ukrainian soldiers who defend their homeland against fascists also defend the Czechia. Now the former ambassador of Ukraine in Prague was rewarded by those present for his speech with long-lasting applause.
Vystrčil was already awarded the silver medal by the Ukrainian people during his visit to Kyiv in April. Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Ruslan Stefančuk received the medal ten times. Last year, she received a silver medal from the Slovak president, Zuzana Čaputová. In the past, in addition to politicians, a number of scientists and artists received it.
Perebyjnis received the book We are with you, be with us! from the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Markéta Pekarová Adamová (TOP 09), at her farewell in July, which captures the memories of the editors of Czechoslovak Radio of the occupation in August 1968. “With this sentence, President Zelensky ended his speech in the House of Our friendship. ,” said the Speaker of the House of Representatives at the time.
At the end of July, Prime Minister Petr Fiala (ODS) presented Perebyjnis with the Karel Kramář medal. The Karel Kramář Memorial Medal, named after the first Czechoslovak Prime Minister, is the highest award given by the Prime Minister. It was established in 2008 on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the establishment of the first Czechoslovak government.
Perebyjnis previously headed the embassy in Latvia, and also worked as a spokesman for Ukrainian diplomacy. In the 1990s and at the beginning of the millennium, she worked successively at the embassy in Prague in the role of second secretary, first secretary and council. He became the ambassador in Prague in 2017.