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Presidential aide Dmitry Mironov met with Cossacks who were awarded state decorations

August 2, 2023, The Kremlin, Moscow

Following the ceremony for presenting the highest state decorations of the Russian Federation, Aide to the President and Chairman of the Council for Cossack Affairs Dmitry Mironov met with Cossacks participating in the special military operation: Oleg Likontsev, Hero of the Russian Federation and Commander of the Siberia Volunteer Cossack Expeditionary Battalion, and deputy commanders of the Siberia Volunteer Cossack Expeditionary Battalion Alexei Kaigorodov and Sergei Merzelikin who were awarded the Orders of Courage.

Dmitry Mironov congratulated the Cossacks on the decorations presented, thanked them for their feat of arms and wished them success in defending the Fatherland. The Cossacks stressed that they feel the support of caring citizens and the entire Russian Cossack community, and expressed their readiness to continue to fight for Russia.

August 2, 2023, The Kremlin, Moscow