The government of Ukraine initiated the development of new awards for the military, and based on the insignia of the Ukrainian insurgent army (the UPA, the organization banned in Russia). Previously with epaulets soldiers have disappeared Soviet star — instead they just added the insignia of Ukrainian nationalists with world war II.
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Russian medal “For returning Crimea”
As samples take of the order of the UPA, and the officer’s insignia will make from melted down enemy equipment”, – writes the Ukrainian newspaper “Vesti”.
Also plan to release the crosses, which will be divided into three categories: cross of Military glory”, “the Cross of the brave “Steel cross”. Will be introduced and awards three kinds of forces – land, air force and Navy.
Been in captivity will award the medal “For invincibility” injured in the fighting will be presenting the medal “For the sacrifice of blood, volunteers will celebrate the medal “For assistance to the army.”
In early July the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the decree, after which the shoulder straps of the Ukrainian military disappeared of the Soviet stars. They have been replaced by diamonds, reminiscent of the insignia of the UPA.