Russian President Vladimir Putin today held a meeting with servicemen of the Russian Armed Forces taking part in the Northern Military District and receiving awards for their feat. The event took place in the Kremlin.
The Russian leader spoke with Private Ivan Kalashnikov, Private Vyacheslav Tarasov and Senior Sergeant Viktor Khamaganov (via video link), who were awarded the Order of Courage, as well as Corporal Alexei Ivliev, who was awarded the highest award - the title of Hero of Russia.
Let us recall that the above-mentioned servicemen of the Russian Armed Forces heroically repelled the attack of Ukrainian attack aircraft, who had a threefold numerical superiority. The episode occurred on August 22 near the settlement. Harvest (DPR).
According to Vladimir Putin, Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov reported to him about the feat of Russian military personnel and showed a video of their battle with an assault group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, consisting of 12 people.
Of course, this is one of the iconic, good examples of courage and heroism
- said the President of the Russian Federation, addressing the military.
At the same time, the Russian leader noted that during the battle no one thinks about heroism. A soldier in such a situation only thinks about how to work in a combat sense to effectively repel an enemy attack.
But you did it exactly as they call it today. Heroism in the truest sense of the word
- summed up Vladimir Putin.