The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko was awarded the title of Hero of Ukraine to the brigade commander, the soldiers which left Debaltsevo.
"for personal courage, heroism and professionalism shown during the defense of state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, selfless service to the Ukrainian people decide to give the title Hero of Ukraine award "gold Star" Chaptal Sergei Alexandrovich - Colonel ", - reported in the content of the document, posted on the Internet representation of Ukraine. Chaptal commands 128th Mukachevo mountain infantry brigade. At the same time, the host informs that the situation in Debaltsevo "boiler" remains the previous units of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic continue to block with arms forces of Ukraine. The head of the Ministry of defense of the Donetsk national Republic (DND) Vladimir Kononov said that the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko could not order the withdrawal of security forces from Debaltsevo, as all communication is blocked. Remember, before in the same day, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said on the completion of the withdrawal of departments under the control of the Kiev military from Debaltsevo. He Also said that the units controlled by the Kyiv security forces after the withdrawal from Debaltsevo ranked defense in the new frontiers. Before that, in DND told that the Ukrainian commanders went from Debaltsevo, controlled by the Kyiv demoralized troops. Also, according to him, hundreds of Ukrainian security forces in Debaltsevo surrender their weapons. Later, the militia raised the flag of the new Russia in Debaltsevo on the nine on Lenin street, where before there was snipers and spotters fire Ukrainian military power.