Alexander Zakharchenko hands posthumous award to relatives of deceased power engineer
On December 22, the Head of the Republic posthumously awarded Pavel Gritsienko, the head of the Yasinovataya power distribution zone, who died this year at the workplace, the Order of the Republic.
The honourable state award was presented to the parents and the son of the deceased. The Order was awarded for special services to the Donetsk People's Republic, the courage shown in the performance of official duties.
"Keep this award with honour!" the Head of State appealed to Gritsienko junior.
"Many thanks to the parents for such a son. This is a huge loss, and there are no words to calm down. But the man who gave his life in the service of duty is a real hero. The state is proud of such citizens as Pavel. Despite the fact that the job of a power engineer is one of the most peaceful professions, unfortunately, in our wartime they risk lives, too," the Head of the Republic Alexander Zakharchenko said to the relatives of Pavel Gritsienko.
Pavel Gritsenko was killed on October 4 in a rupture of ammunition while inspecting the site of restoration works damaged during the attack on the power lines.
Official translation by DONi News Agency