Minister Shoigu presented Gold Star medals to Heroes of Russia for special operation in Ukraine Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu presented four Russian officers with Gold Star medals. She is the insignia of the title of Hero of Russia
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu presented the Gold Star medals four Russian officers— Heroes of Russia for completing tasks during a special operation in Ukraine, the Ministry of Defense said. Their names were not named in the agency's message.
The medal ceremony took place at the National Defense Control Center in Moscow. Shoigu thanked the servicemen for their dedication during the special military operation to protect the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics.
“I am sure that you will continue to serve faithfully to our Fatherland and do many, many more good, kind and important deeds for our country, for the army, for the Armed Forces. I congratulate you from the bottom of my heart and wish you to return home safe and sound every time, — said the head of the Ministry of Defense.
The title of Hero of Russia is conferred by the president for services to the state or people associated with the accomplishment of a feat. Those who have been awarded the title are awarded a diploma and a badge of distinction— medal “Gold Star”, indicated on the website of the Ministry of Defense.
Russia has been conducting a special operation in Ukraine since February 24. President Vladimir Putin called its goals the protection of the population of Donbass and ensuring the security of Russia.
Since the end of February, Putin has awarded the title of Hero of Russia to several active servicemen, as well as combatants who died during the special operation.
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In April, State Duma deputy Alexander Khinshtein announced that memorial plaques would appear in Russia in honor of military personnel awarded the title of Hero of Russia for participating in a military special operation in Ukraine. Their names will be immortalized in their hometowns and villages, he said.
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