President Petro Poroshenko presented state awards of Ukraine Armed forces of Ukraine and employees of the State service of Ukraine for emergency situations who have distinguished themselves during the defense of the Town.
On Wednesday 8 February, reported the press Secretary of the President Svyatoslav Tsegolko.
He noted on Twitter: «the President presented state awards to military and rescue workers who have distinguished themselves in defending the plant».
Later in the press service of the head of state appeared this message: «the Head of state thanked the soldiers of the 72nd mechanized brigade for courage and the heroism shown by them in protecting the Town from Russian-terrorist troops, as well as the brave rescuers who are under constant bombardment did everything possible in helping the people of this city.
The President noted that the enemy Russian — terrorist forces after artillery preparation, launched an offensive to capture the area «Industrial zone» in Avdeevka. He called the actions of Russian-terrorist troops next provocation, the purpose of which was to try to shift the blame and to accuse the Ukrainian side of violating the ceasefire.
«But the whole world saw what is the Ukrainian Armed Forces the Ukrainian army, which we created in the last two and a half years», — said Poroshenko.
The President also noted that «in these battles, the 72-th mechanized brigade confirmed its status as one of the strongest brigades of the Land forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which in 2014 for successful military operations, which she spent in a combat zone, enemies dubbed the «Black brigade».
«This means that the enemy is afraid of the «Black brigade» and he knows where 72 brigade — nobody is to be held, a step can not move forward. It is for them you «Black brigade», and for us — bright and brave army», — appealed to the military Poroshenko.
The President gave corresponding instructions to the defense Minister and the chief of the General staff of the armed forces with the aim of celebrating the 72 brigade special honors «to those fighters that come contract knew what a glorious way was the team in recent months and weeks.»
The head of state awarded the order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky, the commander 72 separate mechanized brigade, Colonel Andrei Sokolov, the commander of the mechanized battalion Alexander Vdovichenko, the other soldiers of the brigade, which «skilled, precise, strong and sometimes creative solutions ensured the success of this important line of defense.»
The President also awarded and noted employees of gschs who saved the city from a humanitarian catastrophe.
The head of state noted that the heavy shelling by the terrorists and Russian troops occupying the city, the real threats to life and health, employees of the State service of Ukraine on emergency situations according to his order was immediately carried out a significant amount of restoration and rescue activities in the city for the provision of life-support systems, the deployment of heating points and nutrition, medical and psychological assistance, organization of evacuation of the population.
Present minute’s silence in memory of all soldiers killed during the defense and liberation of Donbass.
The President thanked the military and said that he and his team are doing everything to ensure that the situation was on the path of de-escalation until full ceasefire: «Proper conditions for the work of our diplomats are created by you: commanders and ordinary soldiers who by their valour, courage and heroism strengthen the Ukrainian negotiating position, arm us with arguments enough to firmly defend our national interests».
We will remind, on January 29 it was reported that the Russian occupation of hybrid armed groups have carried out assault operations in the area of Avdeyevka industrial area to seize positions of Ukrainian Armed forces and that both sides suffered serious losses.
As a result of the shelling of Avdeevka remained without power, electricity and heat.
In gorodechnyi a state of emergency.
Rescuers urgently transferred to the plant ancillary equipment, generators and field kitchens. Avdiivka coke (APS), the largest in Europe coke-chemical plant, stopped work after the attacks due to the loss of power, managed to maintain an Autonomous electricity generation at the plant and provide heating of the Avdeevka coke-oven gas.
Thus from-for attacks of teams of electricians for a long time could not enter the area of damage to power lines. The lights in Avdeevka returned only on February 5.
On January 31 the Russian occupation forces continued unsuccessful attack using artillery and mortars.
February 1 ATO forces repulsed several attacks of militants.
2-4 February did not stop massive shelling and attacks invaders.
It was reported that illegal armed formation «Somalia» lost in the area of Avdeevka, about 40% of the personnel.
The President has awarded the military 72 brigade, which the enemy dubbed «the Black» 09.02.2017