Oleg Sentsov, Natalia Yaresko and Olga Bondarenko became the first winners of the Ukrainian ID
In Kaniv, during the International Economic Humanitarian Forum Ukrainian ID, the names of the
first winners of the Ukrainian ID Awards were named. They became: a Ukrainian filmmaker,
illegally imprisoned in Russia, Oleg Sentsov – for the indomitable pursuit of freedom and civil
dignity; Minister of Finance of Ukraine in 2014-2016 Natalia Yaresko – for the crisis management
of the financial sector of Ukraine during the most difficult economic and political tests; The
head of the International Charitable Foundation “Let’s help” Olga Bondarenko – for a significant
contribution to the humanization of society.
The winners were presented by the head of the Eurasian Center for Atlantic Council John Herbst,
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Canada to Ukraine Roman Waschuk, Executive
Director of the American Center for a European Ukraine Alex Chopivska and the President of the
International Economic Humanitarian Forum Ukrainian ID Natalia Zabolotna.