Russia Ukraine War: Russian journalist took a big step for Ukrainian children

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Russia Ukraine War

Russia Ukraine War: The war between Russia and Ukraine has caused uneasiness around the world. No one is in a position to say when this war will end. Meanwhile, a Russian journalist, taking a big step to help the children of Ukraine, sold his Nobel Prize. The name of the journalist is Dmitry Muratov who received the Nobel Prize for Peace. They auctioned it on Monday night. Muratov will give the proceeds from the auction directly to UNICEF to help children displaced by the war in Ukraine.

Awarded Gold Medal in 2021

Dmitry Muratov was awarded the Gold Medal in October 2021. Muratov founded the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazette and was its chief editor when the paper closed in March. It is being told that this newspaper was closed due to suppressing public discontent against Russia’s attack on Ukraine and Russian crackdown on journalists.

Announced to donate the amount received from the auction
Muratov has announced to donate $500,000 from the auction of the prize to charity. He said that the purpose of this donation is to give refugee children a chance for the future. Muratov said in an interview that he is particularly concerned about the children who have been orphaned by the conflict in Ukraine. “We want to return their future,” he said.

heritage auctions not taking any part
Muratov said in a video released by Heritage Auctions that it is important that international sanctions against Russia do not prevent medicines used to treat rare diseases and humanitarian aid such as bone marrow transplants from reaching those in need. The auctioneer Heritage Auctions is not taking any part in the proceeds.

Muratov was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize last year jointly with Philippine journalist Maria Resa. They were honored for their struggles to maintain free expression in their respective countries. Muratov has been a strong critic of Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and waging war against Ukraine.

This military operation is according to international law
At the same time, Putin claimed that this is not a war but it is a special military operation. This campaign fully complies with international law. Ukrainska Pravda quoted the president as saying that he also remembered the decision of the United Nations International Court of Justice on Kosovo. He said, when an area is separated from a state, it is not necessary to seek permission from the central authorities. He said on that issue, in this case the Donbass republics did not need to seek permission from the Kyiv authorities. He declared his independence. In this regard, did we have the right to recognize them or not? Of course we did.