16:19 16 Jun 2023

Ukraine's "Russian warship, go f... yourself" post stamp wins world's most prestigious award celebrating achievements in mail industry

Ukrposhta has received the prestigious World Post & Parcel Awards 2023 in three categories. The awarding ceremony took place on 14th June in Tallinn (Estonia).

The popular "Russian warship, go f… yourself" stamp was recognized as the world's best in 2022.

Ukrposhta has been recognized as the best in the Philatelic Campaign of the Year category as well

Circulations of postage stamps grew to millions: the circulation of the postage stamp was 5 million copies.

For our company and the entire country, 2022 was a year of difficult tests and challenges. Ukrposhta did not stop its work, despite the full-scale war, difficult and dangerous working conditions, shelling, blackouts, destroyed and damaged post offices, and destroyed vehicles. These awards are an undeniable merit of the team and an example of sustainability for the entire postal world. I'm proud of everyone, commented Igor Smilyansky, CEO of Ukrposhta.

The Ukrainian philately awakened interest not only inside the country but also globally. World media wrote about Ukrainian stamps: CNN, the Guardian, The Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, etc.

Поштова марка "Русскій воєнний корабль, іді…" тепер представлена в експозиції Смітсонівського поштового музею у Вашингтоні.

Екземпляри поштових марок України воєнного часу є в колекціях лідерів держав і глав міжнародних організацій, які відвідували Україну вподовж 2022 року.

The shortlist in the Postal Operator category, alongside Ukrposhta, also included Qatar Post and Correios – Brazil Post.

The CEO of Ukrposhta received an award in the special nomination of the World Post & Parcel Awards 2023, the Industry Leadership. This award honors the most influential professionals for their achievements, significant contributions, innovation, and development in advancing the mail, parcels, or express industry. 

World Post & Parcel Awards is the most prestigious award celebrating achievements in the mail, parcels, or express industry for 24 years in a row. Every year, the World Post & Parcel Awards receives applications from mail and express delivery companies and companies that create technological solutions for automation and information exchange in the postal and logistics sphere.

The national postal operator of Ukraine, Ukrposhta, has shown to the world that it can work in conditions of the full-scale war, fulfil governmental social tasks of business relocation, support Ukrainian entrepreneurs, deliver pensions and financial aid from international organizations, successfully develop exports despite the closed sky, deliver humanitarian aid from abroad etc, Smilyansky added.

Meanwhile, the Russian Post intends to issue stamps with the image of the temporarily occupied Ukrainian territories of Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson regions. Ukrposhta has already appealed to the Swiss Universal Postal Union (UPU)  not to recognize these stamps.


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