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 "We are proud of each of you!" - Poroshenko awarded medals and apartments to Ukrainian gunners. PHOTOS

During a working visit to the Ternopil region, the president of Ukraine visited the 44th Separate Artillery Brigade to present state decorations to 10 soldiers who distinguished themselves in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO), as well as to hand the keys to apartments to the families of fallen heroes-gunmen.

Censor.NET reports citing presidential press service.

"I believe that each of you is proud of his mission in this life. And we are proud of every one of you," the president said before the awards ceremony and reminded that the heroic 44th brigade, which was created just a bit more than a year ago, had become famous for its military gains on the eastern front, holding the Russian aggressor from moving deep into Ukrainian territory.

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The 44th brigade units took part in combat near Krasnyi Partyzan, Ozerianivka, Nelipivka, Artemove, Novhorodske, Dzerzhynsk, Zaitseve, Vuhlehirsk, Lohvynove, Horlivka, during the Debaltseve operation and the fighting for the Donetsk airport. For the courage and heroism in combat, for the successful operations, 67 brigade servicemen have been presented state awards, 10 of them posthumously.

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