More than 50,000 military servicemen received state awards from the Defence Ministry during the Anti-terrorist operation, as Dmytro Hutsuliak said at the briefing in Ukraine Crisis Media Center, 112.ua reports.
“From the beginning of Russian aggression around 52,000 military servicemen were awarded with state awards for the courage, commitment and exemplary performance of military duties and more than 53,250 military servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were awarded by the Defence Ministry,” he said.
In particular, from the beginning of 2018 as of May 10 more than 2,500 military servicemen and Armed Forces, officers were awarded the ministerial encouraging rewards.
232,300 military servicemen were awarded the status of a combatant.
Earlier, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko rewarded two military servicemen with the order of Bogdan Khmelnytsky of the 3rd level and 44 – with the order for courage of the 3rd level.