September 30, 2014
President signed a decree to award 159 Ukrainian militants with State Awards for personal courage in defending territorial integrity of our country
Spokesperson for Information-Analytic Center of National Security and defense Council colonel Andriy Lysenko reported this during daily press briefing in Kyiv.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko discussed the situation in Eastern Ukraine with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. In particular, President noted that Ukrainian side constantly adheres to the conditions of the cease-fire.
The head of state underlined that he expects implementation of demands of the Minsk protocol by Russian side. These demands include withdrawal of troops, ensuring of closure of the border and establishment of buffer zone on its line. President Petro Poroshenko expressed concern that the OSCE hadn’t provided Ukraine drones which had been defined by previous agreements about monitoring and verification of bilateral ceasefire.
On the behalf of the President, Vice-Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman held a meeting where there was discussed the issue of delivery and distribution of German humanitarian aid in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. Also they discussed the issue of building of more than 4 000 small towns for internally displaced persons. Germany allocates 25 million Euros for building of dwelling for internally displaced people.
Yesterday President of Ukraine signed a decree to award 159 Ukrainian militants who take part in anti-terrorist operation with State Awards. Fighters of Ukrainian Armed Forces, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Security Service of Ukraine and State Border Service were awarded with state awards for ‘the personal courage and heroism demonstrated in protection of state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine’.
Source: mediarnbo.org National Security and Defense Council