Order of the Heavenly Hundred Heroes

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Order of the Heaven's Hundred Heroes
Орден Героїв Небесної Сотні.PNG
Order of the Heaven's Hundred Heroes
Awarded by  Ukraine
Type Single-grade order
Awarded for Defending principles of democracy, human rights and freedom during the Euromaidan-protests
Status Currently awarded
Motto Freedom and Dignity
Statistics
Established 1 July 2014
First awarded 27 November 2014
Total awarded 3
Posthumous
awards
3
Precedence
Next (higher) Order of Bohdan Khmelnytsky
Next (lower) Order For Courage
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Ribbon of the Order of the Heaven's Hundred Heroes

The Order of the Heaven's Hundred Heroes (Ukrainian: Орден Героїв Небесної Сотні) is an order of Ukraine presented for civil courage, patriotism and the defense of the constitutional principles of democracy, human rights and freedom; humanitarian, social and charitable activities; selfless service to the Ukrainian people during the Euromaidan-protests; as well as any events related to the protection of the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.[1][2][3]

Background[edit]

The name "Heaven's Hundred" refers to the participants killed during Euromaidan.[4]

The order was established on 1 July 2014 when the Verkhovna Rada (the parliament of Ukraine) adopted the Law “On amendments to article 7 of the Law of Ukraine “On National Awards of Ukraine”.[5] On 26 June 2014, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko first proposed to parliament to amend the law on government awards by introducing the Order of the Heroes of the Heaven's Hundred.[6]

Appearance[edit]

A nationwide contest for the best design of the Order of Heroes hundreds of Heaven was won by Taras Wozniak and Konstantina Kovalyshyn from Lviv.[7][8]

Recipients[edit]

On 27 November 2014, the three non-Ukrainian citizens killed in the Euromaidan events were each posthumously awarded the title Knight of the Order of the Heaven's Hundred Heroes.[9]


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