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Reconnaissance officer Oleksandr Shapoval is posthumously selected as an honorary citizen of Cherkasy town

May 19, 2017
A relevant decision was adopted during a session of executive committee of Cherkasy Local Council
Reconnaissance officer Oleksandr Shapoval is posthumously selected as an honorary citizen of Cherkasy town

During the session, a decision on awarding of Oleksandr Shapoval with badge of honour “For Merit to Cherkasy Town” (posthumously) also was adopted.

Shapoval Oleksandr Serhiiovych was a platoon leader of a separate reconnaissance battalion. He took part in defence of Donetsk airport. In August of 2015, he was killed while performing combat task in the ATO area.

According to the Decree of the President of Ukraine № 553/2015 from September 22, 2015, he was posthumously awarded the Order of Bohdan Khmelnytskyi (3rd degree) for courage, self-sacrifice and a high professionalism displayed while protecting a state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, loyalty to the oath of allegiance.