Mayor of Kyiv Vitaliy Klitschko awarded an honorary badge “Steel Cross” to Ukrainian Armed Forces soldier Oleg Vasylyshyn, who shot down a cruise missile from a light machine gun.
“I was glad, on behalf of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny, to personally present the honorary badge “Steel Cross” to 25-year-old Oleg Vasylyshyn in the studio of the Kyiv TV channel. Archer of the anti-aircraft artillery platoon of the fire support company of the 112th brigade of the Terrorist Defense Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
On December 16, while on combat duty to protect one of the important critical infrastructure facilities in Kyiv, Oleg hit a Russian X-101 cruise missile from a PKM light machine gun! A rocket with a warhead weight of 400 kg of TNT fell without exploding and did not damage the object it was flying into.
Thanks to every hero, every defender and every defender who defends the capital and Ukraine from Russian barbarians! Glory to Ukraine and its heroes!” Klitschko wrote.