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Over 900 Ukrainian border guards get highest state awards

70 border guards died in the east of Ukraine
19:31, 3 May 2019

Ukraine's Presidental Administration

Over 900 border guards of Ukraine got the highest state awards for bravery and heroism shown during the duty as 112 Ukraine reported citing President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

“For bravery and heroism shown during the duty, over 900 border guards got the highest state awards. And, unfortunately, a very high price is paid for the victory over the aggressor, 70 border guards, whose name stated on the monuments to which we placed the flowers, gave their lives for the freedom and independence of Ukraine,” Poroshenko stated.

Related: Ukraine, Belarus lay border demarkation line in Chornobyl exclusion zone

The head of state and all present people paid tribute to the memory of deceased heroes with a minute of silence.

Earlier Poroshenko stated that the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine is gradually implementing the NATO standards

On April 30, Ukraine marked the Border Guard Day.

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