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 Nemtsov's daughter to donate 700,000 EUR to Ukraine

Late Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov's daughter Zhanna announced she would spend part of her Lech Walesa prize award on charity projects in Ukraine.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Polskie Radio, Nemtsova announced this in Warsaw on Tuesday, Aug. 4, on the eve of receiving the prestigious Polish award Lech Walesa Solidarity Prize.

The daughter of the late Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov confirmed giving €700,000 to support charity projects in Ukraine.

"A part of the €700,000 award will be used for charity projects in the Eastern Partnership countries. These are the conditions. All these charity projects will be financed mainly in Ukraine, which is now suffering a brutal war. It is about supporting families of the Heavenly Hundred. It is also about renovation of schools and purchase of equipment in the regions of Ukraine hosting a great number of displaced persons. Moreover, it's about support of Crimean Tatar TV channel in exile, which is now broadcasting in Kyiv, being a stronghold of freedom of expression and objective news about the situation on the peninsula," Nemtsova stressed.

Also, the daughter of the deceased politician said of her plans to "award grants to Belarusian Charter'97 web site with Nata Radin being its Chief Editor."

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Solidarity Prize is established by the Polish Foreign Ministry and awarded for outstanding work in the name of promotion and protection of democracy and civil liberties.

An award winner receives a statuette and €1 million.

Solidarity Prize consists of three parts: €250,000 are meant for the winner, €700,000 are to be spent on programs determined by the laureate, and €50,000 - to be spent on trips to Poland by the winner or persons chosen by him/her.

Zhanna Nemtsova also noted that her personal €250,000 will be donated to the Boris Nemtsov Foundation.

 
 
 
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