Since the Joint Forces Operation was launched in Donbas, the Ukrainian servicemen received monetary rewards in the amount of $819,000for destroyed enemy’s equipment and successful operations, as Serhiy Nayev, the Joint Forces Commander, said in an interview for Interfax.
“Since the Joint Forces Operation was launched, 97 orders for payment of monetary rewards in the amount of $821,4 thousand were issued. $54,600 were paid for the elimination of the enemy’s military equipment, and $618,800 for participation in the combat actions. Over $101,800– for the implementation of the objectives,” Nayev said.
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed a decree “On the beginning of the Joint Forces Operation to ensure national security and defence, counter and impede Russian armed aggression in Donetsk and Luhansk regions” on April 30, 2018. According to the document, the Joint Forces Operation began at 2 pm on April 30, 2018.