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"The Defense Ministry's commission for considering citizens entitled to status of a participant in military operations has granted ATO participant status to 411 soldiers and armed forces personnel this week," she said.

Kushnir also said that social security benefits were paid to those soldiers who had taken part in the Anti-Terrorist Operation in Donbas.

"As of today, more than 23,500 defenders have been paid remuneration worth more than UAH 106 million," she said.

According to her, in particular, 51 servicemen received nearly UAH 780,000 for the destruction of enemy military equipment, 1,368 soldiers were paid about UAH 4.3 million for combat missions of their military units and more than 22,000 soldiers received UAH 101 million for direct participation in military operations.

Another UAH 5.7 million will soon be paid to 1,500 soldiers for participation in ATO operations, she said.