Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree granting military awards to 109 soldiers who took part in the war in the Donbas, Interfax-Ukraine reported.
"Among the recipients were 26 defenders who were awarded posthumously, and 83 soldiers who were wounded,” Poroshenko’s press service stated.
The servicemen were given awards for fighting in Zaitseve, Avdiivka, and Mariupol.
Five soldiers were given the Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky III degree posthumously, and 21 were given the Order for Courage III degree, also posthumously.
83 soldiers were given the Defender of the Fatherland medal.