European Politicians Call for Volodymyr Zelenskyy Nobel Peace Prize Nomination

A group of active and former European politicians have addressed the Nobel Peace Prize Committee to reconsider the 2022 nomination procedure to allow for a Nobel Peace Prize nomination for President Zelenskyy and the people of Ukraine.

In their address, the politicians emphasize that the world is shocked by the images of war coming from Ukraine that provide evidence of millions of people continuing to resist the Russian occupational army despite losing their homes or livelihoods.

“Our words of sympathy and support can hardly do justice to the sacrifices they make for the principles of human rights and peace. Right now and around the world, fellow democratic citizens are all asking the same question: what can we do to support the people of Ukraine?” the authors wrote. The politicians called on the Committee to extend the Nobel Peace Prize nomination period until 31 March 2022, to include the name of Volodymyr Zelenskyy on the list of nominees.

The joint letter was signed by current and former members of the European Parliament from Estonia, Sweden, Bulgaria, Slovakia, and Germany, as well as the representatives of the Dutch, British, and Belgian governments.

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