Car Crash Hero Granted EU Citizenship In Dream Come True

Story ByAlex CopeSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCentral European News

A Ukrainian man who was hailed a hero after rescuing three people from burning cars after a motorway pile-up in Poland has been granted citizenship of the EU country in a “dream come true”.

Andrey Sirovatskyi saw the tragic pile-up take place on the A6 motorway close to the city of Szczecin in the West Pomeranian Voivodeship in western Poland in June.

Lorry driver Sirovatskyi, 48, rushed to the scene and saved three victims’ lives by dragging them out of burning cars.

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He was hailed as a hero at the time and received an award from a local Marshall as well as a one-week holiday.

However, Sirovatskyi wrote on social media that he, his wife and his two children. could not go on the holiday because of his contract with his employer.

He said he was working to gain long-term residency in Poland as he was only in the country on a short-term permit.

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He explained that if he left his job to find a new where he could take the holiday then his application for residency would start from scratch.

However, he has now received Polish citizenship along with his family after being granted it by Polish President Andrzej Duda.

The lorry driver was granted citizenship at a ceremony by Governor of the Zachodniopomorskie province Wladyslaw Dajczak.

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The overjoyed Sirovatskyi described the moment as a “dream come true” and said that living in Poland means his children will receive a better education.

Six people were killed in the tragic pile-up.

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