President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko awarded Lieutenant Vasyl Tarasiuk the Hero of Ukraine title with a Golden Star order. Another soldier, Captain Evgen Loskot, was awarded for bravery, heroism and self-sacrifice in defending territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine posthumously.
“42 Heroes of Ukraine. I can name the 43rd and the 44th right now. 23-year-old Lieutenant Vasyl Tarasiuk is a brave defender of Avdiivka industrial zone, one of the grandest hot spots on today’s front line. And Captain Evgen Loskot, who in 2014 stopped the column of Russian military moving towards Shchastia. Having been surrounded, he detonated his last grenade and took his own life, shouting “Glory to Ukraine”. The orders for awarding the titles were signed today,” the president said in his military parade speech. 112UA Chanel was broadcasting the event.