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 Killed gunman Volodymyr Kyian not awarded Hero of Ukraine, ATO HQ says they have others to recognize

Volodymyr Kyian, company commander and acting deputy commander of a battalion of the 80th brigade, was killed near Shchastia, the Luhansk region, on Sept. 3.

As reported by Censor.NET, Kyian's friends and comrades promised his family after his funeral that they will apply for Hero of Ukraine honor for Volodymyr, of which he is worth as an excellent commander and gunman. However, the documents are still in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) HQ. When asked by Kyian's comrades why the process halted, the HQ commented that they had others to recognize.

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Kyian's wife Olga told Censor.NET journalist why this honor matters to her:

"My husband deserved this honor. Now not me, but Volodymyr's son needs it. When he grows up, me and Volodymyr's comrades will tell Dania what his father was like. He will see the school named after him. And I also want Dania to see the honors," she said.
 
 
 
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