Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko awarded the 15th Women’s World Chess Champion Mariya Muzychuk with the national Order “For Merit”.
Poroshenko congratulated Mariya, her sister Anna, her parents and trainers for the fantastic achievement. He reminded that Anna Muzychuk is reigning Women’s World Blitz Champion.
Mariya Muzychuk thanked the President for his kind words and noted that during the event she received support not only from Ukrainians but also from Russians and other nationals.
During the meeting, Muzychuk family proposed Ukraine and Lviv to submit a bid for holding the match against Hou Yifan from China.