“This war concerns us all”

Kai Diekmann, Founder “Storymachine” and member of the M100 Advisory Board on the justification of the M100 Media Award to the people of Ukraine on 15 September at the Orangerie Sanssouci in Potsdam:

“With heroic courage, stoic fortitude and indomitable will, the Ukrainian people have been defending themselves against Russia’s brutal invasion for months now. In doing so, they are defending not only their own independence, but the independence of all of Europe. This war therefore concerns us all, because it is a war against democracy, against freedom and against our system of values. With the M100 Media Award we honour the Ukrainian people, who make the inestimable value – and vulnerability – of peace and freedom so painfully clear to us.”