President Petro Poroshenko has signed decrees on awarding the servicemen – ATO participants, including those who had taken part in hostilities near Debaltseve, Donetsk region.
340 servicemen have been awarded for particular courage and heroism, high professionalism and loyalty to the military oath demonstrated in the course of the protection of the state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. Soldiers and officers have been awarded with the orders of Bohdan Khmelnitsky, orders "For Courage", orders of Danylo Halytsky, medals "For Military Service to Ukraine" and medals "For Stainless Service".
Decree №108 awards 74 servicemen, among them 17 posthumously, for an outstanding courage and heroism demonstrated in the battles at Debaltseve bridgehead.
Decree №109 awards 266 warriors, who demonstrated exceptional courage, heroism, high level of professionalism and commitment in various combat operations during the ATO. 53 warriors are awarded posthumously.