President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree on awarding state orders to those who have shown personal courage in protecting the state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. This was reported by the press center of the President's Office.
67 volunteers received the Order for Courage, III degree, of which 64 were awarded posthumously.
Among the awardees were members of the Right Sector Ukrainian Volunteer Corps, the territorial defense battalions Donbas, Aydar, and the OUN. Members of the special patrol police battalions Shakhtarsk and Chernihiv, the Ukrainian Volunteer Army, the Patriot sabotage and reconnaissance unit, and the Carpathian Sich Volunteer Company received awards.
"Glory to the heroic volunteers, who at the decisive moment stood up to defend our freedom and set an example of disobedience for the whole of Ukraine," Volodymyr Zelensky said.
Earlier Dmitriy Peskov, the Spokesperson of the President of the Russian Federation reported that no direct contacts are planned between Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky, as Gazeta.ru reported.
“Concerning (...) the bilateral contacts, we did not receive any particular initiatives. If it is necessary, the contacts on the telephone might be organized operatively,” Peskov said.