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Official Heroes of Ukraine. In Turkey, five defenders of “Azovstal” were awarded “Gold Star” medals.


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Five defenders of “Azovstal”, recently released from Russian captivity, were awarded the title of Hero of Ukraine, the head of the Office of the President Andriy Yermak awarded them the “Golden Star” during his visit to Turkey.

As the press service of the President’s Office reports, the highest state award was awarded to the commander of the separate special purpose unit of the National Guard “Azov” Denys Prokopenko, the deputy of Svyatoslav Palamar, v. in the. the commander of the 36th separate brigade of marines Serhiy Volynskyi, the senior officer of “Azov” Oleg Khomenko and the commander of the 12th brigade of the NGU Denys Shlega.

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During a video call, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked the Ukrainian army for carrying out an important combat mission to defend Mariupol.

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“We are all proud of you. And I am extremely glad that you are related, and I am very glad that we have you. You are not just heroes, you are living heroes, and that is very important. Thank you to each and every one of you. And we will do everything to get your brothers who are now captives. I am proud that we live in the same country, we fight for it together and we will definitely win. Glory to Ukraine!” – he said.

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In turn, after the award, Sviatoslav Palamar said that he is proud to be Ukrainian.

“There are people here who know what Russian torture and Russian captivity are. This is an award for our soldiers, an award for our Ukrainian people. I am very proud to be Ukrainian,” said Svyatoslav Palamar.

which arrived in Constantinople on 3 October. The head of the President’s Office Andriy Yermak and the President’s wife Olena Zelenska also met with the Ukrainian military.

On the evening of September 22, it became known about Ukraine and the Russian Federation. Ukraine returned 215 servicemen from Russian captivity, 108 of them were soldiers of the “Azov” regiment. Kyiv handed over Vladimir Putin’s godfather Viktor Medvedchuk and a total of 55 Russian prisoners to Moscow.

As Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi said, they will be under the protection of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan until the end of the war.

since the beginning of the all-out invasion of the Russian Federation, a total of 20 prisoners have been released, making it possible to return 802 prisoners from captivity.

source: radio svoboda

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