President Volodymyr Zelensky established the award “For the Defense of Ukraine”.

According to Ukrinform, the relevant Decree No. 559/2022 “On the award of the President of Ukraine “For the Defense of Ukraine” dated August 5, published on the website of the head of state.

“In accordance with paragraph 25 of the first part of Article 106 of the Constitution of Ukraine, Articles 4 and 12 of the Law of Ukraine “On State Awards of Ukraine”, I decide: to establish an award of the President of Ukraine “For the Defense of Ukraine”,” the document says.

Also, this decree approves the provisions on the President’s award “For the Defense of Ukraine”, drawings of the President’s award “For the Defense of Ukraine”, samples of Diploma forms for the President’s award “For the Defense of Ukraine”.

By the Decree, the President decided to award the military personnel and employees of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Guard, the Security Service of Ukraine, the Foreign Intelligence Service, the State Border Guard Service, the State Special Transport Service, the State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine, the State Guard Office of Ukraine , other military formations formed in accordance with the laws of Ukraine, employees of intelligence agencies, prosecutors, police officers, private and commanding officers of the civil protection service, the penitentiary service, the State Bureau of Investigation, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, customs officials, employees of the Judicial Service guards, members of volunteer formations of territorial communities who were directly involved in the implementation of measures necessary to ensure the defense of Ukraine, in the implementation of measures to ensure the defense of Ukraine, protection of the security of the population and the interests of the state in connection with the large-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine.

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Also, this award, according to the decree, will be awarded to employees of central and local executive authorities, other state bodies, local governments, enterprises, institutions and organizations that were directly involved in the implementation of tasks to ensure measures to ensure the defense of Ukraine, protect the security of the population and interests States in connection with the large-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, showed selflessness and made a significant personal contribution to strengthening the defense of Ukraine and persons who volunteered or otherwise actively contributed to the implementation of tasks related to ensuring the implementation of measures to ensure the defense of Ukraine, protection the security of the population and the interests of the state in connection with the large-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine.

The Cabinet of Ministers, together with the State Administration of Affairs, was instructed to ensure, with the participation of the National Bank of Ukraine, the production of the Presidential Award “For the Defense of Ukraine”, diploma forms and cases for it, and to resolve issues of financial support for relevant measures in the prescribed manner.

The document comes into force from the date of publication.

The Regulations on the award emphasize that it can be awarded to citizens of Ukraine, foreigners and stateless persons.

The award may be made posthumously.

As reported, Zelensky awarded state awards to another 192 servicemen, 18 of them posthumously.

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