Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, has awarded the main collaborators who cooperate with Russia in the occupied territories of Ukraine with orders.
Source: Russian state-owned news outlet RIA Novosti
Details: Putin awarded the so-called “heads” of the “DPR” [Donetsk People’s Republic] and “LPR” [Luhansk People’s Republic], Denis Pushilin and Leonid Pasichnyk, with orders “For Merit to the Fatherland” of the highest degree in the Kremlin.
Yevhen Balytskyi and Volodymyr Saldo, the so-called “heads of Zaporizhzhia and Kherson oblasts”, were awarded by Putin with the orders “For Merit to the Fatherland” of the third degree.
Details: Putin also decorated several “war correspondents” and Russian propagandists.
Background: President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited Bakhmut, Donetsk Oblast, where he met with the Ukrainian military and decorated the Ukrainian defenders.