The commander of the 128th Serhiy Shaptala became the man of the month
The commander of the 128th Brigade was honored together with Mikhail Saakashvili, Serhiy Fesenko, Gary Schilling, Katie Engelgerb and a Russian Svetlana Davidova, who was accused of treason.
According to the "Vlast Deneg", the commander of the 128th Mountain Infantry Brigade, Colonel Serhiy Shaptala became the man of the month. On February 18, he managed to withdraw 2475 Ukrainian soldiers from Debaltseve.
The President Poroshenko awarded the title "Hero of Ukraine" to Colonel Serhiy Shaptala, the commander of the 128th Mukachevo Mountain Infantry Brigade that was defending Debaltseve.
"Today, not only Mukachevo and Transcarpathian region, but the whole Ukraine is proud of you," - he said.
The hero said that the soldiers did everything possible to hold their positions.
Battles near Debaltseve were taking place for six months, and during this time, the 128th Mukachevo Mountain Infantry Brigade was there. On February 18, the redeployment of Ukrainian security forces from Debaltseve was finished. Thanks to Colonel Shaptala, 2475 of our soldiers were evacuated from there.
Source - Holos Karpat
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