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 President awarded Hero of Ukraine title to four commanders of the Armed Forces. PHOTOS

President Petro Poroshenko has awarded title Hero of Ukraine to four military commanders who had shown courage, heroism, high level of professionalism defending sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of Ukraine.

The president has presented the Orders "Golden Star" at the meeting with commanders of brigades and battalions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine held at the National Defense University, Censor.NET reports citing the president's press office.

The president has noted that the best military commanders should be appointed to senior positions in the Armed Forces. "We must change tactics in the appointment of commanders - prove yourself in battle and go to higher positions. Only those commanders who were tested with their soldiers on the battlefield, deserve to be commanders," he said. According to the Supreme Commander-in-Chief, a "social elevator, which has long been discussed, should be introduced in the Armed Forces. The best people should receive the highest posts".

The Head of State has noted that eight brigade commanders had already been appointed to the highest posts in the AFU.

"I believe that such staffing policy will become a precondition of raising the level of the Armed Forces," the president said.

The highest national award, Order "Golden Star" has been presented to Vasyl Zubanych, Serhii Sobko, Oleksandr Porkhun and Volodymyr Hryniuk.

The Head of State has also awarded the orders of Bohdan Khmelnytskyi.

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