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The Kharkiv Mayor's Office defined that this title is ‘awarded to outstanding citizens who achieved public appreciation and success in and beyond the city.’

The Kharkiv City Council awarded the title of ‘Honorary Citizen of Kharkiv’ to businessman Aleksandr Yaroslavskyi. It was reported on the website of the Mayor's Office.

The decision was made at the session on June 24. The Kharkiv Mayor's Office stressed that Yaroslavskyi provided vital assistance to the city in the fight against coronavirus as he purchased 50 artificial lung ventilation devices, 400 000 tests etc.

Furthermore, it is planned to open a laboratory and diagnostic centre, which will create advanced drugs and vaccines, in particular, against coronavirus in the Ecopolis HTZ Technological Park that is being implemented by the DCH Group and co-owned by Aleksandr Yaroslavskyi.

The Kharkiv Mayor's Office also resolved to award the title of the honorary citizen to Viktor Kovtun, Chairman of the Kharkiv Organization of the National Union of Artists, Elina Svitolina, the First Racket of Ukraine and Aleksandra Zub, Director of the Kharkiv Gymnasium No. 6 ‘Mariinskaya Gymnasium’.

On May 27, Yaroslavskyi told how he quarantined and how much it costs.

On May 28, Forbes Ukraine magazine published a rating of the wealthiest people in Ukraine for the first time since 2016. Aleksandr Yaroslavskyi took 10th place.