: Poroshenko awards Jamala People's Artist of Ukraine title
Politics17:04 May. 17, 2016
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Poroshenko awards Jamala People's Artist of Ukraine title

Singer of Crimean Tatar descent says she sang for Ukraine 

Eurovision 2016 winner Jamala now has the title of the People's Artist of Ukraine. The title is the highest official honour an entertainer can receive from the Ukrainian government.

Ukraine's President granted Jamala the honour after her victory in Stockholm. Petro Poroshenko thanked the Ukrainian singer for bringing the story of the Crimean Tatar deportation to the world.

Read also Highlights of Jamala's triumphant Eurovision performance (photo, video)

The Ukrainian President also added that his family was glued to their television screens during the Eurovision grand final.

Jamala publically expressed her thanks in a facebook post saying although receiving the title is a great honour, her goal was to sing for Ukraine.

Read also Russian TV must apologize for offensive commentary - Russian lawyer

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(UNIAN Photo)

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