President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko made a decision to award Telnov a Hero if Ukraine title posthumously. The head of state announced it on Twitter during the official celebration of the 3rd anniversary of the National Guard, Censor.NET reports.
"I have made a decision to award the title of the Hero of Ukraine to Yevhen Telnov, killed on Feb. 15, 2015 in Shyrokyne fighting," Poroshenko wrote.
Telnov was killed in an ambush not far from Mariupol on Feb. 15, 2015. A petition to award him the Hero of Ukraine title was created earlier on the presidential website. In 2016, Telnov was awarded the non-governmental title of People's Hero of Ukraine.