President Volodymyr Zelenskyy presented the Golden Star orders to servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine who were awarded the title of Hero of Ukraine.
"I want to thank you for defending our state, each and every one of us, protecting our homes, our land, our children, risking your life every day," he said.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy wished the defenders and their families good health.
"I am sure that every citizen of our beautiful state is grateful to you," the President stressed.
In particular, he presented the highest state award to Colonel Serhiy Baranovsky. Under his direct leadership, artillery units in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions inflicted significant fire damage on the Russian aggressor's military facilities. As a result, the enemy's weapons, military equipment and logistics units were damaged and destroyed.
The Head of State also presented the order to Colonel Serhiy Musienko, who was directly involved in the destruction of units, armored vehicles and enemy weapons in the Kharkiv region and on the outskirts of Kharkiv. Serhiy Musienko skillfully directed the actions of artillery units, which made it possible to leave the territory under the control of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. During repulse operations, artillery units under his command destroyed a large number of weapons, military equipment and personnel.