Poroshenko: More than 93,000 soldiers took part in hostilities
More than 93,000 participants of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) took part in hostilities and have the right to receive the relevant status, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said during the All-Ukrainian Forum of ATO participants on Saturday.
"Almost 108,000 people are now involved in ATO. More than 93,000 are direct participants in hostilities and are entitled to receive the relevant status. A total of 90% of them have already taken advantage of this right and received certificates of combatants," he said.
The President also said that the military budget for 2016 would provide a significant increase in cash security of Ukrainian military.
According to Poroshenko, a total of 210,000 Ukrainians came for military service during six waves of mobilization.