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Zelenskyy confers title of Hero of Ukraine upon Oleksandr Matsiyevsky

KYIV. March 13 (Interfax-Ukraine) – President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy has conferred the title of Hero of Ukraine on Oleksandr Matsiyevsky.

Earlier on Sunday, March 12, the State Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) finally confirmed the identity of the Hero, who was shot by the Russian invaders after the words “Slava Ukraini (Glory to Ukraine)!”

“The SBU investigators have established that the Ukrainian soldier, who was shot after the words ‘Glory to Ukraine!’ was a sniper from the 163rd battalion of the 119th separate brigade of Chernihiv region Territorial Defense Forces Oleksandr Ihorovych Matsiyevsky,” the SBU said in the Telegram channel on Sunday evening, March 12.

“I conferred the title of Hero of Ukraine upon Oleksandr Matsiyevsky. A Ukrainian warrior. A man who will be known and remembered forever. For his bravery, for his confidence in Ukraine and for his ‘Glory to Ukraine!’. Glory to the Hero! Glory to the Heroes! Glory to Ukraine!” Zelenskyy said in a video address.