Putin awarded the title of Hero of Russia to Senior Lieutenant Popov, who died in Ukraine Senior Lieutenant Popov was posthumously awarded the title of Hero of Russia. According to the Ministry of Defense, the officer's actions made it possible to maintain a strategically important line =”Putin posthumously awarded the title of Hero of Russia to senior lieutenant Popov” />
President Vladimir Putin posthumously awarded the title of Hero of Russia to senior lieutenant Alexander Popov, who died during a special operation in Ukraine. The corresponding decree is published on the portal of legal information.
The officer was awarded the high rank “for courage and heroism shown in the performance of military duty.”
According to the Ministry of Defense, Popov's unit covered the positions of Russian troops. When the Ukrainian forces tried to break through the defensive lines, the platoon “made a breakthrough in the direction of the enemy's main attack”; and, having adjusted the artillery fire, forced the attackers to retreat to their original positions.
After that, the Ukrainian forces tried to surround the platoon, but Popov quickly got his bearings and “personally shot from an ATGM installation (for firing anti-tank guided missiles.— RBC) destroyed” nine of the attackers and prevented the encirclement, the ministry said. During the battle, the officer was wounded— an artillery shell exploded nearby, & mdash; but continued to command a platoon. Then he received another severe wound.
«Alexander Popov, at the cost of his life, ensured the retention of a strategically important line»— according to the message of the Ministry of Defense.
Russia has been conducting a special military operation in Ukraine since February 24. Putin called its goals the protection of the inhabitants of Donbass from the “genocide by the Kyiv regime”, as well as the “denazification” and “demilitarization” neighboring country. Kyiv, in response, severed diplomatic relations with Moscow and introduced martial law.
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