Poroshenko awarded the American from the OSCE and 16-year-old activist who died in the Donbas

President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree on awarding state awards posthumously paramedic, a US citizen, who worked in the OSCE mission of Joseph stone and public activist, the youth team goalkeeper Kramatorsk “vanguard” Stepan Chubenko.

About it reports a press-service of administration of the President.

In particular, Joseph stone was awarded the order “For merits” III degree, Stepan Chubenko – the order “For courage” III degree.

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“American paramedic Joseph stone worked in the Special OSCE monitoring mission in Ukraine (SMM OSCE), which carries out an observation mission for the compliance of the implementation of the Minsk agreements on the demarcation line and into the occupied Russian territory of certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions (ORDA). Died April 23, 2017 during the execution of their duties in patrol surveillance”, – stated in the message.

Car Special monitoring mission of the OSCE, which, along with Joseph, were two members of the mission, stepped on a land mine laid by terrorists near Prishib village in the Luhansk region. Joseph stone died from wounds, two of his colleagues seriously injured.

Videoporoshenko posthumously awarded the title Hero of Ukraine national guardsman Eugene Telnova

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In turn, 16-year-old goalkeeper of football club “Avangard” Stepan Chubenko — national Hero of Ukraine, who was tortured and shot by the militants “DNR” for Pro-Ukrainian position.

2014 Stepan with friends took part in rallies in support of the integrity of Ukraine, which was held in Kramatorsk. The guys helped the Ukrainian military, helped local residents during the attacks, which were carried out by Pro-Russian militants. Risking his life, Stepan Chubenko was removed from the town square the flag of the so-called “DNR”.

“In June, 2014, Stepan was detained by fighters of a battalion “Kerch” for yellow-blue ribbon on the backpack. The guy was taken to Kuznetsovo-Mikhailovka, where after being tortured and shot”, – is spoken in the message.

Earlier, President Petro Poroshenko said state awards 75 soldiers APU. The soldiers were awarded for personal courage shown during the defense of national sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, selfless performance of military duty.