Poroshenko awarded the order of 72 soldiers involved in the fighting in the Donbass

Порошенко наградил орденами 72 военных, участвовавших в боях на Донбассе

Petro Poroshenko

President Petro Poroshenko has awarded 72 soldiers who had participated and were wounded during the fighting in the Donbass. Four defenders award posthumously, the press service of the head of state.

The order “For courage” III degree is awarded to 8 soldiers, four of whom were killed during the shelling.

As noted, the awarded soldier Alexander Yatsun, which from November 2014 to April 2015 was on a mission in the ATO area. He defended the international airport “Donetsk”, had served in Skilled and Water. April 19, 2015 during attacks by militants on Ukrainian positions has shot and injured incompatible with life.

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The order “For courage” III degree is also awarded to a wounded sailor Alexander Freitag, who since August 2014 have served on the front lines in the zone of the ATO. In particular, the sailor performed combat missions in Shirokino. In October 2016 he promptly found diversionno-prospecting group of the enemy and joined the battle with the enemy, resulting in was seriously injured.

The medal “Defender of Fatherland” marked 64 soldiers injured in the ATO area.

We will remind, Poroshenko on the occasion of army Day, awarded orders and medals 149 military personnel.