Over 120,700 soldiers granted ATO participant status

13:49, 23 February 2016
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Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) participant status has been granted to 120,767 soldiers of the Ukrainian armed forces, the press secretary of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry Viktoria Kushnir said at a briefing on Tuesday, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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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 3,413 soldiers and armed forces personnel this week," she said.

"Since the beginning of the year, the number of the soldiers who have decided to serve in the army with enlistment contracts has increased to 7,800 men," Kushnir said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, ATO participant status was granted to 108,465 soldiers of the Ukrainian armed forces as of the beginning of February.

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