President of Ukraine decorated the servicemen – ATO heroes with awards
According to the Decree of President of Ukraine № 345/2016 from 22 August 2016, there were awarded 78 servicemen, who served in ATO area, 68 of them were wounded there. 10 servicemen were awarded posthumously.
For personal courage and high professionalism displayed during defending of state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, loyalty to the Oath of Allegiance, reconnaissance men Chuntul Vitalii Manoliiovych and Polokhal Volodymyr Stanislavovych, who were perished in July 2016, during accomplishment of combat task near Hnutove village near Mariupol, were posthumously awarded the order of Bohdan Khmelnytskyi.
In addition, several reconnaissance men were awarded “Defender of Homeland” medal.