About 54,000 soldiers gain status of ATO participants

14:33, 19 June 2015
Ukraine
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The status of participant in the Anti-Terrorist Operation has been granted to nearly 54,000 soldiers of the Ukrainian armed forces, the press secretary of the Ministry of Defense Viktoria Kushnir said on Friday, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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"As of June 17, the status of participant of the ATO has been granted to nearly 54,000 servicemen of the Ukrainian armed forces," Kushnir said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, as of June 12, the status of participant in the Anti-Terrorist Operation had been granted to more than 53,600 soldiers of the Ukrainian armed forces.

The status of ATO participant grants soldiers and their families entitlements to a range of state benefits.

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