President Vladimir Zelensky signed Decree No. 559/2022 on the establishment of a new insignia of the President of Ukraine – “For the Defense of Ukraine”.
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They will be awarded not only to military personnel, but also to civilians who have made a significant contribution to strengthening the defense of Ukraine, and volunteers. The award can be awarded to foreigners.
On the distinction in the form of a medal, the Coat of Arms of Ukraine will be depicted against the background of a cross formed by four crossed swords. On the reverse side there is an inscription in three lines: “For the defense of Ukraine”.
- This is the second sign of the President of Ukraine, founded by Zelensky after the start of a full-scale war. In May he began to give War Merit Cross.
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