By the Decree of the President of Ukraine from 16 November 2016
№ 506/2016, for personal courage and high professionalism displayed in the protection of state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, adherence to Oath of Allegiance, 67 servicemen were awarded. Among them - five representatives of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and one representative of the National Guards of Ukraine – were awarded posthumously.
Among the awardees are the warriors of the 81st separate air mobile brigade, who held their positions near the town of Avdiyivka for almost year, and the warriors of the 93rd separate mechanized brigade, who distinguished themselves during service in Pisky village near Donetsk.
According to the Decree, several reconnaissance men of the above-mentioned brigades were awarded the “Defender of Homeland” medal. In addition, reconnaissance man Private Dovbnia Oleh Oleksandrovych was posthumously awarded the Order “For Courage” 3rd degree.