Valentyna Mazuryk, the resident of Lutsk, northwestern Ukraine, made 1,500 pairs of gloves for the Ukrainian soldiers fighting in Donbas. Though visually impaired, the woman has been helping the military since the very beginning of the Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine, when her own son joined the troops. Mazuryk spent over a hundred kilograms of fabric and 150 kilograms of threads.
Earlier this year, the woman sent 350 pairs of gloves for the fighters. She said she started to knit them in summer to get the gloves ready by winter. Every pair has a small postcard inside with a wish for the owner.
Recently, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko awarded 17 participants of the Resolution of Dignity the Third Class Order of Merit and with the Third Class Order of Courage, according to the decree published on the website of the Presidential Administration. Two participants were awarded the Third Class Order of Merit. Yet 15 participants awarded the Third Class Order of Courage.
On November 13, 2014, President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree according to which Ukrainians mark the Day of Dignity and Freedom in honor to the start of two revolutions on that day: the 2004 Orange Revolution and the 2013 Revolution of Dignity.