The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has appointed scholarships to children of 2 Ukrainian correspondents who died in a war zone in the Donbas, is notified on the Internet office of the head of the Ukrainian country.
"The head of state signed a decree on awarding grants of the President of Ukraine to the children of correspondents Sergey Nikolaev and Dmitry Labutina died in the fighting in the Donbass in the performance of official duties ", - is informed in the report.
according to the Ukrainian authorities, 43-year-old military Journalist of the newspaper "Today" Sergey Nikolaev died 28 February because of health damage received in the village of Peski, Donetsk region. The journalist was posthumously awarded the order "for merits" III degree.
Dmitry Labutin, 28-year-old Deputy editor of the broadcasting company of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine " breeze ", in the area of special operations perform editorial task. He went missing on 16 February in the area of Debaltsevo in conjunction With the reconnaissance group of the Ukrainian military, a few days later the militia said native Labutina of his death. The journalist was awarded posthumously the order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky III degree.
since the beginning of military operations in the East of Ukraine lost his life four Russian journalist: correspondent of the Agency "Russia Today" Andrei Stenin, Workers VGTRK Igor Korneluk and Anton Voloshin, the operator First channel Anatoly Klyan.