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Petro Poroshenko rewarded more than 200 soldiers, who displayed personal courage and high professionalism
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220 ATO participants received high state awards from Ukrainian President

President Petro Poroshenko awarded more than 200 ATO soldiers, who displayed personal courage and high professionalism in protecting state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine during Anti-Terrorist Operation, reports. 

The President signed a corresponding decree on July 20. This was reported by the press service of the head of state.

It is noted that the Order of Bohdan Khmelnitsky, 3rd class, was awarded to senior lieutenant Yuriy Nazaruk, who has been participating in the anti-terror operation on the territory of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions since March 2015. In June 2016 the personnel under the command of Nazaruk performed operations on detaining sabotage-reconnaissance groups of terrorists in the area of the village Vodyane. In the course of the operation 3 terrorists were killed and 8 were taken captive with weapons and personal documents.

Among those awarded with the Order for courage, 3rd class , soldier Ivan Tuteyko - gunner of the 59th mechanized brigade operational command 'South' Ground Troops Ukrainan Armed Forces.

Another Order for Courage, 3rd class was awarded to trooper, soldier Anatoly Marcus who contributed to the evacuation of about 50 fighters from Donetsk airport.

Yuriy Karpov, a warrant officer of the 55th separate artillery brigade of 'Vostok' operational command was also awarded with the Order for Courage, 3rd class for ensuring occupation of new positions and stopped invador's offensive actions.

He was blind shrapnel wounded to his left arm and right foot.

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