During carrying out anti-terrorist operation in Donbass the title of Hero of Ukraine received 26 members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. About that today at the briefing said the press-Secretary of the Ministry of defense Oksana Gavrilyuk, reports UKRINFORM.

“More than 11 thousand servicemen received state awards. The highest award – the title of Hero of Ukraine is awarded the 26 servicemen,” said Gavrilyuk.

According to her, Independence Day the decision of the Minister of defense almost 2.5 thousand military, who are at the front, he was awarded the insignia and gifts from the Ministry of defense.

In General, during the ATO state and departmental awards received more than 37 thousand soldiers and officers of the APU, said Gavrilyuk.

More than 15 thousand people awarded with badges and valuable gifts of the Ministry of defense and about 11 thousand – by the chief of the General staff APU. About 175 thousand military and employees of APU received the status of combatants.

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Since the beginning of the war in Donbass the title of Hero of Ukraine received 26 fighters 26.08.2016

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