Occupation authorities of the "DNR" have stated that students of separatist universities mobilized for the war against Ukraine returned home. This was told by leader of the "DNR" Denis Pushilin.
According to him, the students who took part in the "special operation" were awarded state awards of the russian federation, namely, medals "For Saving the Dead". Pushilin did not reported on how many young guys, forcibly sent to the front, were not saved and died.
The russian medal "For Saving the Dead" is not a military award. It is awarded to citizens for rescuing people during natural disasters, on water, underground, when extinguishing fires and so on.