Over 20,000 soldiers sign for Ukraine army since year's start

12:36, 19 April 2016
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Head of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry's Communications and Press Department Oksana Havryliuk says more than 20,000 soldiers on a contract have been enlisted in the Ukrainian army since the beginning of 2016, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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"Over the past week, about 500 people, including conscripts and mobilized soldiers, have enlisted contracts with the Armed Forces of Ukraine. More than 1,800 people plan to join the army," she said at a briefing in Kyiv on Tuesday.

Read alsoOver 126,700 soldiers granted ATO participant statusThus, according to Havryliuk, since the beginning of 2016, about 20,000 servicemen have already joined the Ukrainian armed forces.

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