Poroshenko awarded Ukrainian soldiers

President Petro Poroshenko noted the high state awards of soldiers of the Armed forces of Ukraine and soldiers of the National guard of Ukraine, which protect the Ukrainian people and the state of Russian aggression in the Donbas. About it reports a press-service of the President, the relevant decree is published on the website of the President.

According to the decree for personal bravery shown during the defense of national sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, selfless performance of military duty orders and medals were awarded to 61 servicemen, among them 17 – posthumously.

So, the order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky awarded the Junior Lieutenant Sergey Galash, the commander of the reconnaissance company of the 54th separate razvedrota of expeditious command “North”, a native of Kerch (Crimea).

8 Oct 2016 reconnaissance group Halacha from the company deep exploration performed the task with the purpose Foundation an ambush on estimated path extension and sabotage-reconnaissance groups of the enemy for the capture of prisoners and weapons in the area of Water.

During the ambush was destroyed two militants and captured one member of an illegal armed formation “DNR” weapons and personal documents. However, when the output of the reconnaissance groups from the area the enemy opened on the scouts fire from small arms, mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns.

Lieutenant Galash, controlling the actions of a group of fire support on BRM-1K, fire suppressed the firepower of the enemy. Thanks to skillful actions of the intelligence group was able to go to a safe place and bring the prisoner.

The order “For courage” (posthumously) awarded the soldiers Roman Gavrilenko, grenade launcher infantry branch of the 58-th separate motorized infantry brigade with operational command “North” of the Land forces of the Armed forces of Ukraine.

Gavrilenko in the 13-th separate mechanized infantry battalion from 28 November 2015 to 28 may 2016, took an active part in the protection of territorial integrity and inviolability of borders of Ukraine.

28 may 2016 he carried out the combat mission at the observation post “Uman” and found diversionno-prospecting group (DRG) of illegal armed formations, which led to the observation of the Ukrainian positions. The fighter entered into an unequal battle with the enemy and died heroically from wounds, incompatible with life. Thanks to his courage and skill was thwarted further progress of the enemy group into positions of battalion.

The order “For courage” was awarded the senior soldiers Roman Malyshev, driver anti-tank and machine-gun branch of the 59-th separate motorized infantry brigade with operational command “South” of Land forces of Armed forces of Ukraine.

15 September 2015-present Malyshevsky protect Ukraine in the Donbas. For all time of service directly on the line of contact with the enemy senior soldiers have participated in repelling attacks by DRG.

14 Aug 2016 senior soldiers Malyshevsky were on duty at the observation point “the WEDGE”. Despite the adverse weather conditions, together with its sister Ukrainian military found the DRG of the opponent in the number three man. When DRG enemy approached the position of the observation point, there was a clash.

After the fighter was out of ammunition in the gun, out of the trench, he threw grenades at the enemy resulting in one enemy was neutralized, and DRG retreated. After inspection of the site was discovered wounded enemy who was trying to crawl to the machine gun to open fire on the Ukrainian military. However, the gunman was neutralized by the skillful actions of the Ukrainian fighters.