Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on awarding the medal "For Courage" to the boy Fyodor Simonenko, who saved two children during the attack of Ukrainian saboteurs in the Bryansk region.

"For courage, bravery and dedication shown in the performance of civic duty, to award the medal "For Courage" to Simonenko Fedor Vitalievich - a student of the municipal budgetary general educational institution of the Novorop secondary school of the Klimovsky district of the Bryansk region," the document published on the official portal of legal information says.

Earlier, Fyodor, on behalf of the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia Alexander Bastrykin, was awarded the departmental medal "Valor and Courage" for heroism and dedication. The award was presented to the boy by the Hero of Russia, the head of the Department of Educational Work of the Investigative Committee, Major General of Justice Sergey Petrov.

According to investigators, on March 2, the car in which Fedya and two girls born in 2015 and 2016 were taken to the Novoropskaya secondary school was attacked by armed terrorists who killed the driver. The boy was helped by the girls to leave the car through the back door, after which they ran into the forest. At the same time, the attackers shot after him, as a result of which Fedya was chest-wounded, despite this he managed to lead the girls through the forest, catch a passing car and drive to a safe place.

After that, the boy was hospitalized in the Bryansk regional hospital, where he underwent a four-hour operation to extract a bullet located in the left pleural cavity. On March 15, the boy was discharged from the medical institution. The governor of the region, Alexander Bogomaz, came to the ceremony, who presented Feda and his mother with a certificate for a private house and a land plot.

  • Wounded in a terrorist attack in the Bryansk region, Fyodor was discharged from the hospital

"Now everything is over, today Fedya and her mother will cross the threshold of a new house, where a new life will begin. The most important thing for Fedor now is to fully recover from the operation, study well and help his relatives in everything, because now it is he, while the older brothers are defending the Motherland, the main man in the family! "the head of the Bryansk region said.

On March 3, the Bryansk Regional Radio and Television Center turned on the antenna-mast structure with the words "Fedya, you are our hero!" in support of the boy. The telecenter is located next to the hospital where the boy was treated.

Last week, the young hero visited the ice arena in the village of Klimovo. They were presented with the uniform of the local club "Avangard", and also presented with a hockey stick. As the hockey player Sergei Shcherbin noted, Fedor showed a "masculine character".

"It was certainly a feat. First, he wasn't scared. Most importantly, he saved his life and two girls, of course. Well done, of course, kudos to him. And I think that in the future he will be both a defender and an athlete, "he said in a conversation with a Ruptly correspondent.

Recall that on the morning of March 2, Ukrainian saboteurs penetrated into the village of Lyubechane, Klimovsky District, Bryansk Region. As a result of their actions, two local residents were killed. As noted in the Russian Foreign Ministry, the murders were committed from NATO weapons.

Vladimir Putin called the incident a terrorist attack.

"They entered the border area and opened fire on civilians. We saw that it was a civilian car, we saw that civilians and children were sitting there – the Niva is ordinary. They opened fire on them, "the Russian president emphasized.

As established in the FSB, the organizer and participant of the attack is a Russian citizen Denis Kapustin - the founder of the so-called Russian Volunteer Corps, which lives in Ukraine and operates under the control of the SBU. On March 15, he was added to the list of terrorists and extremists. Also wanted was actor Kirill Kanakhin, who allegedly participated in the terrorist attack on the Bryansk region.