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 Poroshenko conferred Hero of Ukraine title to Maidan activist Viktor Orlenko posthumously. PHOTO

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko conferred Hero of Ukraine title to Maidan activist Viktor Orlenko and awarded him the Golden Star Order posthumously.

Censor.NET reports citing the press service of the President of Ukraine.

According to the report, Poroshenko presented the award to the widow of the fallen activist Halyna during a meeting with the families of the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred.

Viktor Orlenko was heavily wounded to the head on Feb. 18, 2014 near the House of Trade Unions and stayed in hospital in critical condition for more than a year. On June 3, 2015, the 54-year-old activist died.

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"I would like to repay a debt to one more Hero of the Heavenly Hundred Viktor Orlenko," the president said. The high rank was assigned to the Hero for civil courage, patriotism, heroic defense of principles of democracy and human rights and freedoms, as well as selfless service to the Ukrainian people during the Revolution of Dignity.

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