Some 41,000 soldiers sign contracts to serve in AFU since start of year

13:25, 26 July 2016
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A total of 40,800 military personnel, including 4,500 officers, have signed contracts to serve in the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) since the beginning of the year, Oleksiy Chernobay, spokesman for the Defense Ministry Colonel, said on Tuesday, according to an UNIAN correspondent.


"Ukrainian citizens continue to sign contracts for military service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Since the beginning of the year, 40,800 soldiers have signed contracts, of which about 4,500 are officers," he stated.

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