Hero of Ukraine

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October 28, 2021

The title of Hero of Ukraine is a state award of Ukraine, the highest degree of distinction in Ukraine, awarded to citizens of Ukraine for outstanding heroic deed or outstanding work achievement. The Hero of Ukraine is awarded the Order of the Golden Star for an outstanding heroic deed or the Order of the State for extraordinary labor achievements. The title of Hero of Ukraine may be granted, as an exception, posthumously to a foreigner awarded the Order of Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred, for committing an outstanding heroic deed related to upholding the constitutional principles of democracy, human rights and freedoms during the Revolution of Dignity (November 2013 - February 2014). ). History of the award On August 23, 1998, the Decree of the President of Ukraine LD Kuchma № 944/98 established the award of the President of Ukraine "Hero of Ukraine" (with the award of the Order of the Golden Star or the Order of the State). The decree also approved the Statute of the President of Ukraine "Hero of Ukraine" and descriptions of the orders "Golden Star" and the State. On March 16, 2000, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Law of Ukraine "On State Awards of Ukraine", which provided that the state award of Ukraine - the highest degree of distinction in Ukraine is the title of Hero of Ukraine (with the Order of the Golden Star or the Order of the State). It was established that the effect of this Law extends to legal relations related to the awarding of persons awarded honors of the President of Ukraine before the entry into force of this Law; the President of Ukraine was recommended to bring his decrees in line with this Law. On 2 December 2002, by Decree of the President of Ukraine № 1114/2002, the previous Decree № 944/98 was repealed; the new Charter of the title of Hero of Ukraine was approved; new descriptions of the Order of the Golden Star and the Order of the State of the title of Hero of Ukraine and a new miniature to them were approved. On April 13, 2017, the Verkhovna Rada adopted an amendment to the Law "On State Awards of Ukraine", according to which the title of Hero of Ukraine may be granted, as an exception, posthumously to a foreigner awarded the Order of Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred for outstanding heroic deeds upholding the constitutional foundations of democracy, human rights and freedoms during the Revolution of Dignity (November 2013)

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