8 individuals have been honored with the title of laureates of the President's award
Among our people, there are many outstanding individuals. Great gratitude to this year's laureates of the "National Legend of Ukraine" award. Each and every one is valued, and each one is appreciated.
Dmytro "Da Vinci" Kotsiubailo. Junior Lieutenant, commander of the 1st Separate Mechanized Brigade "Wolves of Da Vinci" of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Since 2014, he actively participated in combat. The first volunteer awarded the title of Hero of Ukraine. On March 7, 2023, he died in battles for Bakhmut.
Andrii Sirko. Neurosurgeon, head of the Cerebral Neurosurgery Center at the I. I. Mechnikov Dnipropetrovsk Regional Clinical Hospital. Personally conducted over 700 unique, complex operations that saved the lives of our military personnel.
Iryna Huk. Volunteer, head of the Leleka Foundation. Since 2014, she has been involved in tactical medicine, particularly the supply of critically important medical equipment.
Fuminori Tsuchiko. Japanese volunteer. With the start of the full-scale invasion, he came to Ukraine to support those who had to live in the Kharkiv metro, hiding from shelling. With his own funds, he opened a café where he organized daily free meals.
Albina Deriuhina. Ukrainian coach in rhythmic gymnastics, Honored Coach of Ukraine. Organized the "Deriuhin School" of rhythmic gymnastics in Kyiv, which gained worldwide popularity. Her pupils are Olympic champions.
Andrii Tsapliienko. Honored journalist of Ukraine, war correspondent, host, and scriptwriter. Since 2014, he has actively documented exclusive materials about the war in Ukraine and the courage of Ukrainian soldiers.
Volodymyr Letenko. Power engineer from Kramatorsk, engineer of the main gas pipeline's linear section. Due to a missile hitting the gas pipeline, a fire occurred on the gas line leading to the Vuhlehirsk Thermal Power Plant. Under fire, Volodymyr stopped the gas leak and saved lives.
Taras Petrynenko. Ukrainian musician, singer, composer, poet, People's Artist of Ukraine. Author of the song "Ukraine," which greatly contributed to the national consolidation of Ukrainian society for a long time.