ATO participant Captain Valeriy Chibineyev did not want to leave the position in the combat zone for the participation in parade in Kyiv and was shocked to receive the award. This he told on the TV channel "112 Ukraine".
"When I heard my name, at first I was shocked. Everybody congratulated me, I could not answer the questions, have not heard anything, it was a pleasant shock. I did not want to go to the parade because we performed the tasks in the ATO zone and I thought that it was more important to me", - Chibineyev said.
Recall, today Ukraine celebrates the 25th anniversary of Independence.