Hero City of Ukraine
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01/12 KyivHero City of Ukraine is a Ukrainian honorary title awarded for outstanding heroism during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. It was awarded to ten cities in March 2022, in addition to four already named Hero City by the Soviet Union. This symbolic distinction for a city corresponds to the individual distinction of Hero of Ukraine.
02/12 Odesa«Russian warship, go fuck yourself», originally spoken in Russian, was the last communication made during the February 2022 Russian attack on Snake Island in Ukraine's territorial waters, by border guard Roman Hrybov to the Russian missile cruiser Moskva. This warship led the naval assault during the Russian invasion of Ukraine, until her sinking. On the evening of 13 April, 2022 Ukrainian Neptun anti-ship missiles hit the missile cruiser Moskva of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.
03/12 VolnovakhaThe Battle of Volnovakha was initiated on 25 February 2022 by Russian and DPR forces as part of the Eastern Ukraine offensive of the 2022 invasion of Ukraine. The battle resulted in the capture of the city on 12 March 2022 by DPR forces. The governor of Donetsk Oblast, Pavlo Kyrylenko stated that the city had been largely destroyed. The Associated Press independently confirmed that the town had been captured by pro-Russian separatists and much of it had been destroyed in the fighting.
04/12 HostomelThe Battle of Antonov Airport began on 24 February 2022 during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. While initial assaults from Russian Airborne VDV units were repulsed by Ukrainian Forces, the airport eventually fell on February 25 following the second wave of forces. The Antonov An-225 Mriya, the world's largest airplane, was at the airport at the time of the opening phase of the battle. And he had been destroyed by a Russian airstrike. By 2 April, the Russian army retreated and Hostomel was retaken by Ukrainian troops.
05/12 MariupolThe Siege of Mariupol is a military engagement between Russia and Ukraine which began on 24 February 2022. Russian forces completely besieged the city on 2 March, after which they gradually gained control of the city. By 16 April, most Ukrainian forces retreated to the Azovstal Iron and Steel Works. City officials report that about 21,000 civilians have been killed and that at least 95% of the city has been destroyed during the fighting, largely by Russian bombardments. The Red Cross described the situation as «apocalyptic».
06/12 KharkivThe Battle of Kharkiv is a military engagement taking place in and around the city of Kharkiv in Ukraine as part of the Northeastern Ukraine offensive and Eastern Ukraine offensive during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. Kharkiv, located just 30 kilometers (19 mi) south of the Russia–Ukraine border and a predominately Russian-speaking city, is the second-largest city in Ukraine and was considered a major target for the Russian military early in the invasion. By May 13, Ukrainian forces had pushed Russian troops to the Russian border.
07/12 KhersonThe Battle of Kherson was a military engagement between Russian and Ukrainian forces which began on 24 February 2022, as part of the Southern Ukraine offensive during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. Kherson was the first major Ukrainian city captured by Russian forces during the Southern Ukraine offensive. As of May 2022, Kherson is the only capital city of one of Ukraine's provinces to have fallen during the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
08/12 ChernihivThe Siege of Chernihiv was a military engagement in the city of Chernihiv, in the north of Ukraine. It began on 24 February 2022, as part of the Northeastern Ukraine offensive, during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. On 4 April 2022, Ukrainian authorities stated that the Russian military had left Chernihiv Oblast. By the end of the siege, more than half of the city's almost 300,000 population fled. The total civilian casualty count is unknown; however, the city's mayor Vladyslav Atroshenko told reporters that he estimated 350-400 civilians have been killed.
09/12 BuchaThe Battle of Bucha was part of the Kyiv offensive in the 2022 Russian invasion. The battle lasted from 27 February 2022 to 31 March 2022 and ended with the withdrawal of Russian forces. The battle was part of a larger tactic to encircle Kyiv, the capital city of Ukraine. Bucha was among the locations that the Kyiv Oblast State Administration named the most dangerous places in the Kyiv Oblast. After Russian forces withdrew from Bucha, reports of uncovered atrocities by the Russian military attracted international attention.
10/12 IrpinThe Battle of Irpin was part of the Kyiv offensive in the 2022 Russian invasion. The battle lasted from 27 February 2022 to 28 March 2022 and ended with Ukrainian forces recapturing the city. The battle was part of a larger tactic to encircle Kyiv, the capital city of Ukraine. The armed forces of Ukraine resisted the Russian advance in the capital's western suburbs of Irpin, Bucha, and Hostomel. Irpin was named as one of the most dangerous places in the Kyiv Oblast by the Kyiv Oblast State Administration. The battle was marked by fierce urban fighting.
11/12 MykolaivThe Battle of Mykolaiv was a battle that started on the night of 26 February 2022, as part of the Southern Ukraine offensive during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. It ended in Russian forces being repulsed from the city proper in March, and by April all but a few of its surrounding villages were under Ukrainian control. Mykolaiv is a strategically important shipbuilding city on the Black Sea and on 4 March was «seen as the next key stepping-stone for Russian forces on the road to Odesa.»
12/12 OkhtyrkaThe Battle of Okhtyrka was a military engagement that began on 24 February 2022, as part of the Northeastern Ukraine offensive during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. Fighting began on the outskirts of the city as Russian forces attempted to occupy the city. The initial advance was repelled, and the city was attacked by artillery fire. The Russian offensive has been criticized for civilian casualties and the use of cluster bombs, which may constitute war crimes. By 26 March, Russian forces withdrew from Okhtyrka.
Hero City of Ukraine is a Ukrainian honorary title awarded for outstanding heroism during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. It was awarded to ten cities in March 2022, in addition to four already named Hero City by the Soviet Union. This symbolic distinction for a city corresponds to the individual distinction of Hero of Ukraine.Read more
The modern title of Hero City of Ukraine was introduced on 6 March 2022 by decree No.111 of 2022 by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy following the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. The award is related to the modern Ukrainian title of the Hero of Ukraine.
In a public broadcast, Zelenskyy stated: "I decided to mark our Hero Cities with a special title that already existed. When another invasion was defeated. But a similar invasion. Another invasion. But no less cruel invasion."
In addition to renewing the status of Kyiv, Odesa, Sevastopol and Kerch, decree 111 also awarded the title to the cities of Chernihiv, Hostomel, Kharkiv, Kherson, Mariupol and Volnovakha.
On 25 March 2022, Zelenskyy gave the title of Hero City to another 4 cities by decree No. 164/2022, namely: Bucha, Irpin, Okhtyrka and Mykolaiv.
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