Mustafa Jemilev, Leader of Crimean Tatars, Ukrainian President’s Adviser for Crimean Tatar Affairs and Ukrainian MP, has been decorated with the People’s Hero of Ukraine order.

Mustafa Jemilev received the award from Mikhail Saakashvili, former Georgian President and Governor of the Odessa region, during an award-giving ceremony, which took place at Odessa’s Opera House on October 13, reports Mustafa Jemilev’s press service.

This year’s list of persons decorated with the award includes servicemen, ATO personnel, volunteers, medics, politicians and other public activists, some of whom have been awarded posthumously.

The People’s Hero of Ukraine order is a non-government award established in 2015.