The President visited Colonel Ihor Hordiychuk in the Main Military Hospital and handed him the state awards - the Star of the Hero of Ukraine and the Orders of Bohdan Khmelnytsky of the II and the III grade.
"On behalf of the people of Ukraine I thank you for the feats you've done to defend the independence of our state and for the courage and braveness you've demonstrated when protecting Ukraine. The entire Ukraine is proud of you. Next generations of Ukrainian warriors will be raised at your example," the President addressed the Hero.
Petro Poroshenko mentioned particular courage and valor demonstrated by Ihor Hordiychuk in the battles for Savur-Mohyla.
The President asked about the health of the military and his treatment. According to the doctors, the treatment has a positive dynamics, the patient's condition is stable, but he is still weak. Petro Poroshenko instructed to inform him personally on the health condition of Hero Hordiychuk.
Defense Minister Colonel General Stepan Poltorak and Chief of the General Staff Colonel General Viktor Muzhenko visited Colonel Hordiychuk together with the President.