A number of Russian and pro-Russian news agencies reported the President of Ukraine allegedly conferring a ‘Medal of Valour’ upon his son.  This information is misleading.

vlasti.net website screenshot

vlasti.net website screenshot

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antifashist.com website screenshot

 

Firstly, according to the law (text is in Russian), there is no such medal in Ukraine.  Medal for ‘Valour‘ exists only in Russia, Belarus, Israel, Azerbaijan and Armenia.

Also, Petro Poroshenko did not confer any medals upon his son, as it can be seen from the list of his decrees on the official website of the President of Ukraine.  Again, there is no Poroshenko surname in the recent decree about ‘Awarding of State Medals‘ from October 31 2014 (signed on October 3), which was referred by the aforementioned news agencies.