President Vladimir Zelensky awarded posthumously 4 policemen who were blown up by mines in the Kherson region on December 7, and stated that Russia would be punished for mine terror in Ukraine.
The title of Hero of Ukraine with the award of the Order of the Golden Star was awarded to Police Colonel Mikhail Kuratchenko, the Order of Courage was awarded to police captains Igor Melnik and Sergey Nenada, police corporal Vadim Perizhok.
Vladimir Zelensky: “They did everything for the safety of Ukrainians. Already returning after completing one of the tasks – when they seized weapons and ammunition from the caches of the occupiers, which were left a lot in the Kherson region – the police fell into a mine trap.
And this is the form of Russian terror that will have to be counteracted for years to come. Terrorists deliberately try to leave behind as many deadly traps as possible. Buried land mines, stretch marks, mined buildings, cars and infrastructure. We are talking about more than 170 thousand square kilometers of dangerous territory.
I am sure that mine terror will be among the charges against Russia for aggression. Mine terror is even more cruel and vile than missile terror, because there is no such anti-mine system that could destroy at least part of the threat, as air defense does.”