On March 8, International Women’s Day, the U.S. State Department gave the 2023 International Women of Courage Award to Yuliia “Taira” Paievska, a Ukrainian medic credited with saving hundreds of lives.
But the Russian ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov, called out Washington for awarding Paievska the honor, labeling her a “terrorist.”
“Paievska, with the call sign Taira, is a Ukrainian terrorist thug whose hands are stained with the blood of old people, women and children,” Antonov said.
That is false.
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