of March 16, 2000 No. 1549-III
About the state awards of Ukraine
This Law according to the Constitution of Ukraine establishes the state awards of Ukraine for difference of citizens for personal merits in front of Ukraine.
The state awards of Ukraine (further - the state awards) are the highest form of difference of citizens for outstanding merits in development of economy, science, culture, the social sphere, protection of the Fatherland, protection of constitutional rights and human freedoms, the state construction and public work, for other merits in front of Ukraine.
The state awards are established only by the laws of Ukraine.
The legislation on the state awards consists of the Constitution of Ukraine, this Law and presidential decrees of Ukraine issued according to it.
The state awards are:
rank Hero of Ukraine;
difference "Personalized firearms";
honorary title of Ukraine;
State award of Ukraine;
The president of Ukraine claims:
the charter - for rank the Hero of Ukraine and each award;
provision - for other state awards.
Charters and regulations on the state awards determine the bases for rewarding, contain the description of the state award, and also establish procedure for rewarding, delivery, carrying the state awards and other rules.
Citizens of Ukraine, foreigners and stateless persons can be awarded by the state awards.
Rewarding with the state awards is held by the presidential decree of Ukraine. The winner is handed the state award and the document certifying rewarding with it.
Rewarding with the state awards can be held posthumously.
Citizens of Ukraine can be awarded awards of foreign states.
The highest degree of difference in Ukraine is the rank the Hero of Ukraine.
The rank the Hero of Ukraine is given to citizens of Ukraine for implementation of outstanding heroic act or outstanding labor achievement.
The hero of Ukraine is handed the award "Gold Star" for implementation of outstanding heroic act or award of the Power - for outstanding labor achievements.
In Ukraine the following awards are established:
Svoboda's award - for difference of outstanding and special merits of citizens in approval of sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, consolidation of the Ukrainian society, development of democracy, social and economic and political reforms, upholding of constitutional rights and freedoms of man and citizen;
award of the prince Yaroslav the Wise of I, II, III, IV, V degrees - for rewarding of citizens for outstanding merits in front of Ukraine in the field of the state construction, strengthening of the international authority of Ukraine, development of economy, science, education, culture, art, health care, for issued charitable, humanistic and public work;
the degree award "For Merits" I, II, III - for difference of outstanding merits of citizens in economic, scientific, welfare, military, state, public and other spheres of public work;
the Order of Bohdan Khmelnitsky of I, II, III degrees - for rewarding of citizens of Ukraine for special merits in case of protection of the state sovereignty, territorial integrity, in strengthening of defense capability and safety of Ukraine;
award of Heroes of People killed during Euromaidan - for rewarding of persons for the civic courage, patriotism, upholding of the constitutional principles of democracy, human rights and freedoms, vigorous charitable, humanistic, public work in Ukraine, dedicated service to the Ukrainian people found during the advantage Revolution (November, 2013 - February, 2014), other events connected with protection of independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
the degree award "For Courage" I, II, III - for difference of the military personnel, employees of law enforcement agencies and other persons for the personal courage and heroism shown when rescuing people, material values during mitigation of consequences of emergency situations in fight against crime, and also in other cases in case of execution of military, office, civic duty in the conditions connected with risk for life;
award of the princess Olga I, II, III degrees - for difference of women for outstanding merits in state, production, public, scientific, educational, cultural, charitable and other spheres of public work, education of children in family;
Daniil Galitsky's award - for rewarding of the military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military forming formed according to the laws of Ukraine of the Public special service of transport, Public service of special communication and information security of Ukraine and also government employees for significant personal deposit in development of Ukraine, fair and faultless service to the Ukrainian people;
degree award "For Valorous Miner's Work" I, II, III.
In Ukraine the following medals are established:
"For military service to Ukraine" - for rewarding of the military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military forming formed according to the laws of Ukraine, and also the Public special service of transport, Public service of special communication and information security of Ukraine, other faces for the courage and courage, dedicated actions shown in case of protection of state interests of Ukraine;
"For faultless service" I, II, III degrees - for rewarding of faces of officers and ensigns of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, police officers, National guard of Ukraine, the Security Service of Ukraine, Service of foreign intelligence of Ukraine, Public service of special communication and information security of Ukraine, the State Border Service of Ukraine, the Public special service of transport, troops of Civil defense which reached high rates in combat and professional training are example of fidelity to the oath and execution of military (office) duty, successfully directs subordinates, is exemplary fulfills other military duties;
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