Odessa authorities gave Johnson a nickname "Honorable Sir"

Authorities in the seaside city of Odessa in southern Ukraine have announced that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been named an “honorary citizen” of the city.

The mayor of the city, Gennady Trukhanov, said on Friday that he “signed an order to award British Prime Minister Boris Johnson with the Gregory Marazley Medal of Honor of the first, second and third degrees. Become an honorary citizen of Odessa.”

He noted that Johnson would be the first British citizen to receive the title in Odessa since its adoption in 1862.

He explained that he made this decision in honor of Boris Johnson’s position on the conflict in Ukraine.

It is noteworthy that the title of “Honorary Citizen” is awarded to holders of the Medal of Honor of all three degrees, bearing the name of Grigory Marazli, a Russian merchant and statesman of Greek origin, who ruled the city of Odessa from 1878 to 1895. during the time of the Russian Empire.

Source: TASS

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