Ukrainian boxer and politician Vitali Klitschko has become this year's winner of the international prize of the German and Polish border cities of Goerlitz/Zgorzelec (Internationaler Breuckepreis der Europastadt Goerlitz/Zgorzelec). He will be awarded for development of democratic movement in Ukraine, the organizing committee said in a statement

"Klitschko is one of those famous people who build 'bridges' in Europe," the international jury emphasized.

The organizing committee of the Polish-German Prize noted that Klitschko - a 'man with a big heart”, who helps children and young people in different countries, for example, in Namibia, Romania and Brazil.

The awarding ceremony is scheduled for October this year in Goerlitz, Germany.

The Breuckepreis Award was founded in 1993. It is rewarded to famous people who actively advocate for freedom and democracy and promote mutual understanding in Europe. Vitali Klitschko is the first sportsman to receive this award.


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