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Awards and decorations of Ukraine are medals and orders granted by the President of Ukraine for meritorious achievements in national defense, state improvement, and development of democracy and human rights. Awards may also be issued to military personnel of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and be worn in conjunction with awards and decorations of the Ukrainian military.

The following is a selection of civilian awards which are presently issued by the Ukrainian government.

All recipients qualify for the Special merits to Ukraine status.

Titles

Highest distinction

Ribbon Name (English/Ukrainian) Date of creation
Date of approval
Award Criteria
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Hero of Ukraine
Герой України
1998 Highest national title that can be conferred upon an individual citizen by the President of Ukraine. The title is supported by two orders: one for heroism and the other for achievement in labor.

Honorary title

See also: Honorary titles of Ukraine

Ribbon Name (English/Ukrainian) Date of creation
Date of approval
Award Criteria
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People's Artist of Ukraine
Народний артист України
1922 Special title to performing artists for outstanding performing mastery, creating of highly artistic images, plays, featured films that earned international recognition, for special merits in development of national cultural and artistic heritage
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People's Architect of Ukraine
Народний архітектор України
Special title to architects and architect restoration specialists for outstanding merits in development of architecture and urban planning
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People's Teacher of Ukraine
Народний вчитель України
2006 Special title to teachers, instructors and other pedagogic workers of educational institutions in a system of general secondary education of all types for outstanding achievements in teaching and raising of pupils and students
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People's Painter of Ukraine
Народний художник України
1934 Special title to workers of visual, monumental and decorative arts for creation of highly artistic works in the field of painting, graphic, sculptural, decorative and applied arts that achieved a wide national and international recognition
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Mother-Heroine
Мати-героїня
2004 Special title to women who given birth and raised five children, including fostered children, to the age of 8.

Orders

Ribbon Name (English/Ukrainian) Date of creation
Date of approval
Award Criteria
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Order of State / Order of Gold Star
Орден Держави / Орден Золотої Зірки
1998 Highest national award to citizens for accomplishing a remarkable work achievement / for accomplishing a remarkable heroic act. It is awarded along with the Hero of Ukraine title.
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Order of Liberty
Орден Свободи
2008 Special merits of citizens for strengthening the Sovereignty and Independence of Ukraine, consolidating Ukrainian society, developing Democracy, advancing socio-economic and political reforms, and advocating the Constitutional Rights and Liberties of Man and Citizen.
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Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise
1st Class
Орден князя Ярослава Мудрого
I ступеня
1995 Distinguished services.
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Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise
2nd Class
Орден князя Ярослава Мудрого
II ступеня
1995 Distinguished services.
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Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise
3rd Class
Орден князя Ярослава Мудрого
III ступеня
1995 Distinguished services.
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Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise
4th Class
Орден князя Ярослава Мудрого
IV ступеня
1995 Distinguished services.
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Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise
5th Class
Орден князя Ярослава Мудрого
V ступеня
1995 Distinguished services.
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Order of Merit
1st Class
Орден «За заслуги»
I ступеня
1996 Outstanding achievements in economics, science, culture, military or political spheres of activity.
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Order of Merit
2nd Class
Орден «За заслуги»
II ступеня
1996 Outstanding achievements in economics, science, culture, military or political spheres of activity.
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Order of Merit
3rd Class
Орден «За заслуги»
III ступеня
1996 Outstanding achievements in economics, science, culture, military or political spheres of activity.
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Order of Bohdan Khmelnytsky
1st Class
Орден Богдана Хмельницького
I ступеня
1995 Military award
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Order of Bohdan Khmelnytsky
2nd Class
Орден Богдана Хмельницького
II ступеня
1995 Military award
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Order of Bohdan Khmelnytsky
3rd Class
Орден Богдана Хмельницького
III ступеня
1995 Military award
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Order of the Heavenly Hundred Heroes
Орден Героїв Небесної Сотні
2014 Civil courage, patriotism and the defense of the constitutional principles of democracy.
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Order For Courage
1st Class
Орден «За мужність»
I ступеня
1996 Individual courage and heroism while rescuing people.
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Order For Courage
2nd Class
Орден «За мужність»
II ступеня
1996 Individual courage and heroism while rescuing people.
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Order For Courage
3rd Class
Орден «За мужність»
III ступеня
1996 Individual courage and heroism while rescuing people.
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Order of Princess Olga
1st Class
Орден княгині Ольги
I ступеня
1997 Personal merits of women in state, scientific, educational, cultural and other social areas.
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Order of Princess Olga
2nd Class
Орден княгині Ольги
II ступеня
1997 Personal merits of women in state, scientific, educational, cultural and other social areas.
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Order of Princess Olga
3rd Class
Орден княгині Ольги
III ступеня
1997 Personal merits of women in state, scientific, educational, cultural and other social areas.
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Order of Danylo Halytsky
Орден Данила Галицького
2003 Military men of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations.
Order For Brave Miners
Order For Brave Miners' Work
1st Class
Орден «За доблесну шахтарську працю»
I ступеня
2008 Workers of mine building enterprises.
Order For Brave Miners
Order For Brave Miners' Work
2nd Class
Орден «За доблесну шахтарську працю»
II ступеня
2008 Workers of mine building enterprises.
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Order For Brave Miners
Order For Brave Miners' Work
3rd Class
Орден «За доблесну шахтарську працю»
III ступеня
2008 Workers of mine building enterprises.

Medals

Ribbon Name (English/Ukrainian) Date of creation
Date of approval
Award Criteria
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Medal For Military Service to Ukraine
Медаль «За військову службу Україні»
1996 Military men of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations.
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Medal For Irreproachable Service
1st Class
Медаль «За бездоганну службу»
I ступеня
1996 Military men of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations.
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Medal For Irreproachable Service
2nd Class
Медаль «За бездоганну службу»
II ступеня
1996 Military men of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations.
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Medal For Irreproachable Service
3rd Class
Медаль «За бездоганну службу»
III ступеня
1996 Military men of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations.
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Defender of the Motherland Medal
Медаль «Захиснику Вітчизни»
1999 War veterans.
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Medal "For Saving Life"
Медаль «За врятоване життя»
2008 Saving human life, acts of charity.

Presidential honors

Ribbon Name (English/Ukrainian) Date of creation
Date of approval
Award Criteria
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Cross of Ivan Mazepa
Відзнака Президента України — Хрест Івана Мазепи
2009 Contribution to the revival of national and historical heritage of Ukraine.
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Medal For Labour and Victory
Відзнака Президента України — медаль «За працю і звитягу»
2001 Distinguished services.
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60 Years of Clearing of Ukraine from Fascist Aggressors Medal
Відзнака Президента України — ювілейна медаль «60 років визволення України від фашистських загарбників»
2004 World War II veterans.
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20 Years of Independence of Ukraine Medal
Відзнака Президента України — ювілейна медаль «20 років незалежності України»
2011 Distinguished services.
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25 Years of Independence of Ukraine Medal
Відзнака Президента України — ювілейна медаль «25 років незалежності України»
2016 Distinguished services.
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25 Years of Withdrawal from Afghanistan Medal
Відзнака Президента України — пам'ятна медаль «25 років виведення військ з Афганістану»
2014 Soviet–Afghan War veterans.
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70 Years of Clearing of Ukraine from Fascist Aggressors Medal
Відзнака Президента України — медаль «70 років визволення України від фашистських загарбників»
2014 World War II veterans.
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70 Years of Victory over Nazism
Відзнака Президента України — ювілейна медаль «70 років Перемоги над нацизмом»
2015 World War II veterans.
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President
Decorations of the President of Ukraine for Participation in the Anti-Terrorist Operation
Відзнака Президента України «За участь в антитерористичній операції»
2016 Defenders of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity in the framework of the Anti-Terrorist Operation in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
President

President
Decorations of the President of Ukraine for Humanitarian Participation in the Anti-Terrorist Operation
Відзнака Президента України «За гуманітарну участь в антитерористичній операції»
2016 Humanitarian Participations in Anti-Terrorist Operation in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

See also