The head of the Donetsk people’s Republic Denis Pushilin, together with the first Deputy head of the presidential Administration of the Russian Federation Sergey Kiriyenko presented state awards to servicemen separate assault battalion “Somalia” in the name of the Hero of the NPT guard Colonel Mikhail Tolstykh (Givi Callsign).
For merits in front of the Donetsk people’s Republic and its people associated with committing heroic deeds, courage and bravery in the battles for the defense of the Republic, the title hero of the Donetsk people’s Republic has been guard captain Alexander Solodkov.
Guards Junior Sergeant Igor Samoletova the title hero of the Donetsk people’s Republic was awarded posthumously. Medal “gold star” was presented to the mother of the lost hero.
The hero of the DPR Alexander licorice (call Sniper) told reporters that he has served since September 2014, he participated in the battle of Horlivka, Ilovaisk, debaltseve and other parts of the front, freeing the Donetsk people’s Republic. One of the most difficult sectors of the front, according to him, the liberation of Mariupol.
“It was 56 days of the assault, it’s all one big complex area,” said Alexander licorice.
Note that in the course of the visit the head of the DPR Denis Pushilin and the first Deputy head of presidential Administration of the Russian Federation Sergey Kiriyenko in the battalion “Somalia” was carried out attacks on positions of the Ukrainian militants with heavy weapons. The shelling was wounded two members of the security forces.