Yesterday, on February 11, the President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko signed the Decree No. 74/2009 "About rewarding with the state awards of Ukraine".
So, for a powerful personal contribution to development of veteran movement, courage and the dedication shown during execution of a military debt, the solution of questions of social protection and rehabilitation of veterans of war, patriotic education of youth and by Day of celebration of participants of operations in the territory of other states and to the Defender of the Fatherland Day two nikolayevets were awarded also.
The award "For Merits" of the III degree was received by the member of the Nikolaev regional union of soldiers - internationalists and a stock of the Ukrainian Union of veterans of Afghanistan Sergey Bashkirov.
And Vladimir to Yoong, the chairman of May Day society of veterans of Afghanistan, is awarded the order Bogdana by Hmelnitska III of degree.