LONDON, July 26 (Aljazeera) - United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has presented Zelenskyy with the Sir Winston Churchill Leadership Award, drawing comparisons between the two leaders in times of crises.

Zelenskyy accepted the award by video link during a ceremony at Johnson’s London office that was attended by members of the Churchill family, Ukrainian Ambassador Vadym Prystaiko and Ukrainians who have received training from UK soldiers.

Johnson recalled how Zelenskyy confirmed on February 24 that Russia had invaded, adding: “In that moment of supreme crisis, you faced a test of leadership that was, in its way, as severe as Churchill’s challenge in 1940.”

In his nightly address, Zelenskyy said: “I believe that this is an award of all our heroes, all our people, all of us who are resisting tyranny each at their own level. And it was really an honour for me to receive this award.”