Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has awarded the title of Hero of Ukraine to Oleksandr Matsievskyi, a Ukrainian serviceman who had been executed by the Russian military after saying ‘Glory to Ukraine’.
The relevant statement was made by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in his video address, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
“Today I conferred the title of Hero of Ukraine upon Oleksandr Matsievskyi, a soldier. A man whom all Ukrainians will know. A man who will be remembered forever. For his bravery, for his confidence in Ukraine and for his ‘Glory to Ukraine!’,” Zelensky noted.
Earlier, the Security Service of Ukraine reported on Telegram that, according to the final expert opinion, it was Oleksandr Matsievskyi, a sniper from the 119th Separate Brigade of the Territorial Defense Forces in the Chernihiv region, who had been shot dead by the Russian military.