President Petro Poroshenko awarded Minister of Culture Yevhen Nyshchuk with the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise of the 5th degree. First Deputy Minister and Minister of Economic Development and Trade Stepan Kubiv got the Order of Merit of the 2nd degree. This is stated in the Presidential Decree No. 188 dated May 4.
According to the decree, Poroshenko also awarded Head of the Presidential Administration Yuriy Onyshchenko with the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise of the 5th degree, the First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Supreme Council Mykola Haman with the Order of Merit of the 1st degree, and Deputy Head the Presidential Administration Konstantin Yeliseyev with the Order of Merit of the 2nd degree.
Moreover, the President awarded his adviser Ruslan Demchenko, his freelance advisor to the spokesperson of his election headquarters, Oleg Medvedev, his Press Secretary Svyatoslav Tseholko, Deputy Head of the Main Department - Head of the Department of Presidential Administration Ihor Lurin, Head of the Department of the Administration Yaroslav Melnyk, as well as Oleksander Kuts, Head of the Donetsk Regional State Administration and Oleksander Tereshchuk, Head of the Kyiv Regional State Administration with the Orders of Merit of 3rd degree.
The Head of State awarded Deputy Head of the Main Department of the Administration Mykola Antipov and Head of the Department of the Administration Bohdan Tyrus with the Order of Danylo Halytsky.
Besides, Poroshenko granted the title the Honored Economist of Ukraine to Deputy Head of the Main Department of the Presidential Administration Olena Anikieva and to Deputy Head of the Main Department of the Presidential Administration Svetlana Lypynska, and the title Honored Worker of the Social Sphere of Ukraine to Iryna Bozhko, the Chief Advisor to the reception of the Presidential Administration.
The awards were granted to the Staff for the significant personal contribution to the state’s welfare, social and economic, cultural and educational development of Ukraine, significant labor achievements and high professionalism.