President Petro Poroshenko has signed the order on honoring people with state awards on the commemoration day of the Heavenly Hundred. This is stated in the order № 39/2019.
According to the order, 13 participants of the Revolution of Dignity from different regions of Ukraine were awarded the Order For Bravery, 3rd class, including Honcharenko Dmytro and Markov Mykola, awarded postmortem, “for civil courage, selfless defend of the democratic and constitutional principles, human rights and freedoms, for the fruitful volunteer and social activities during the Revolution of Dignity”.
Eight people were awarded the Order For Merit, 3rd class. In particular, among them were Dudnyk Yuriy and Zelinskyi Illia, volunteers, Poshyvailo Ihor, General Director of the National Memorial Complex of the heroes of Heavenly Hundred, and Sydorenko Pavlo, coordinator of the Initiative group of victims and wounded during Euromaidan.
Zoya Kulmenko, volunteer, and Tamila Tasheva, founder of the social organization “Crimea SOS”, were awarded the Order of Princess Olga, 3rd class.
Oleh Medviediev, a freelance advisor of the president and a public activist, received the Honorary Award of the President of Ukraine – “the Cross of Ivan Mazepa”.
24 participants were honored with awards, two of them were awarded postmortem.
Earlier today, February 20 marks one of the most remarkable, yet stunningly scary days of the modern Ukrainian history. Five years ago, on this particular day, dozens of unarmed people fell victims of the shootout at Instytutska street, in the very heart of the Ukrainian capital. Snipers of the law enforcement agencies gunned down protesters who tried to approach their positions in the government quarter, carrying light metal shields to protect themselves.
President Petro Poroshenko posthumously awarded 104 Heroes of Heavenly Hundreds the title of Heroes of Ukraine.