Today, on July 31, at the Institute of Urgent and Restorative Surgery, Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic Denis Pushilin awarded a state decoration, Badge of Merit for the Donetsk People’s Republic of the 3rd class, to EMERCOM Warrant Officer of Civil Defense Vladimir Rotto, senior driver of the 37th Fire and Rescue Department of the State Fire and Rescue Squad in the urban-type village of Starobeshevo, a correspondent of the Official Website of the Donetsk People’s Republic reports.

During the visit, Denis Pushilin stressed that he is proud for the people we have. Vladimir Rotto does his job, he is a real rescuer. The Head of the Republic wished the hero health and speedy recovery, and also thanked the doctors and personally director of the institute Emil Fistal, who is Vladimir Rotto’s attending physician.

We remind that on July 6, while extinguishing the fire on the wheat field in the Starobeshevsky district, Vladimir saw a fire whirl, which was rapidly moving towards the fire tanker. He instantly sized up the situation, and despite the risks drove the car to a safe place and got burns on his face, hands and feet.