Order of Bohdan Khmelnytsky
|Order of Bohdan Khmelnytsky|
|Type||3 grade order|
|Awarded for||Exceptional duty in defense of state sovereignty and state security; veterans of the World War II|
|Eligibility||Military and Security Personnel, other citizens of Ukraine|
|Established||May 3, 1995|
|First awarded||May 7, 1995 (3rd Class)|
|Next (higher)||Order of Merit|
|Next (lower)||Order of the Heavenly Hundred Heroes|
The Order of Bohdan Khmelnytsky (Ukrainian: Орден Богдана Хмельницького, romanized: Orden Bohdana Khmelʹnytsʹkoho) is a Ukrainian military award named after Bohdan Khmelnytsky, Hetman of the Ukrainian Cossacks. The award was established on May 3, 1995 by Ukrainian president Leonid Kuchma to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe. It is the only Ukrainian Knightly Order.
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