Senior soldier Mykola Poltorak was awarded the Order “For courage”, III degree, for personal courage and high professionalism, showed in the protection of territorial integrity and state sovereignty. Senior soldier Yurii Osypenko received “The Defender of the Motherland” Medal.
Father of four children, Mykola Poltorak, went to protect the independence of Ukraine voluntarily in spring 2014. He was heavily wounded in summer 2015. Despite the injury and prosthetic leg, the brave scout tried to return to the frontline to continue defending the Homeland from Russian Terrorist aggressors with his comrades-in-arms.
Having received the awards, Mykola and Yurii addressed through the media to all the Ukrainian men with a call to join the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to defend the native land from invaders with honor and courage.