Volodymyr Zelensky awarded ‘Order for Courage’ to Mayor of Melitopol

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Kyiv (Ukraine): Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov, who was released from captivity, received an “Order for Courage, III degree” from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday, local media reported.

“Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky honored the Mayor of #Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov, who was released from captivity with the Order for Courage, III degree. Recently it became known that he was awarded 9 # for Russian prisoners of war was exchanged,” Nexta reported.

Ukraine on Wednesday handed over nine detained Russian soldiers who were detained last week to secure the release of Melitopol’s mayor.

The Russian military began military operations in Ukraine on 24 February, three days after Moscow recognized separate regions of Ukraine, Donetsk and Luhansk, as independent republics, followed by “demilitarization” and “denying” Ukraine. Announced for a “special military operation”.

First Published:March 18, 2022, 12:52 am

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