Anton Gerashchenko, an advisor with the Interior Ministry, confirmed the information. Minister Arsen Avakov awarded Berezovy, 37, with a medal for bravery.
Forces of Ukraine’s anti-terrorist operation have been conducting an offensive on insurgent-held Donetsk, which they have encircled, since Aug. 9. The Kyiv Post’s correspondent there reported heavy fighting in Donetsk, explosions and gunfire.
NATO said that as many as 20,000 Russian troops are located on the border with Ukraine.