LPR Head Leonid Pasechnik awarded the Order of Service and Courage, 2nd Class, to several DPR army soldiers who took part in Debaltsevo-Chernukhino Operation in 2015.
Pasechnik awards DPR servicemen for courage in Debaltsevo operation~
Last thursday in his speech : “On behalf of all LPR people, I congratulate you on the upcoming holiday, Defender of the Fatherland Day,” Pasechnik said at a ceremony at Donetsk Opera and Ballet Theatre. “This holiday holds great significance for us today: our people’s army, as the Red Army one hundred years ago, is defending our homeland, meeting requirements and protecting our people’s interests.”
“I wish you robust health, love peace, prosperity and peaceful sky. We’re powerful if we stand together; our power is our faith and unity. I’m sure of our victory; the enemy will be defeated,” the LPR leader said addressing the servicemen.
On 23 January 2015, LPR People’s Army and DPR Defence Ministry units launched actions towards dissolving the bridgehead established by Nazi Ukrainian forces at the juncture between the two Republics. On 18 February, DPR authorities said the town had been liberated from Nazi Ukrainian gunmen.