I think we can all agree that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has done everything he’s possibly can to help his country rise up against the Russian powers that are invading him and his people’s nation.
It’s hard to find a national leader who would be willing to fight alongside his people in combat, as a number would go to the most remote location possible in fear of losing their life.
Needless to say, the man is a hero… more politicians here in the States could learn a thing or two.
With that being said, a group of European politicians wrote a letter to the Nobel Committee, nominating Zelenskyy for a Nobel Peace Prize.
The letter was sent out March 11, calling on the committee to re-open and reconsider the 2022 nomination procedure, according to Newsweek.
The list of politicians featured in the letter includes former Prime Minister of Belgium, Guy Verhofstad, and former Prime Minister of Estonia, Andrus Ansip, as they pay tribute to:
“the courage of the people of Ukraine withstanding this war waged upon them by the Russian federation.”
And in reference to Zelenskyy:
“to the man with tears in his eyes saying goodbye to his family to fight for his country.”
The letter continues:
“We believe that now is the time to show the people of Ukraine that the world is on their side. We therefore humbly call upon you, the Committee, to consider extending and thereby re-opening the nomination procedure for the Nobel Piece Prize until 31 March 2022 to allow for a Nobel Peace Prize nomination for President Zelenskyy and the people of Ukraine.”
The Nobel Peace Prize ceremony takes place on December 10th in Oslo, Norway.
There are currently 343 candidates for this year’s ceremony, featuring 251 individuals, and 92 organizations.