President awards the title of the Hero of Ukraine to two officers fallen in the area of Joint Forces Operation
The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed a decree on conferring the title of the Hero of Ukraine with awarding the "Golden Star" Order to Colonels Denys Volochaev and Dmytro Kaplunov (posthumously).
The servicemen are honored with the highest award for heroism and personal courage showing in defending national sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, devoted service to Ukrainian people.
Earlier the President of Ukraine expressed condolences to the families and friends of fallen heroes.
We recall that on December 1 at the contact line in eastern Ukraine the sabotage and reconnaissance group of the enemy attempted to battle through the rear position of the Joint Forces. The JFO Command deployed a reserve group, which included Dmytro Kaplunov and Denys Volochaev. During the combat attack caused by the mine actuation the servicemen received incompatible with life wounds and died on the spot.
For the Attention of the SBU Head