Poroshenko says over 64,000 Ukrainian troops serving in Donbas now

09:00, 13 July 2015
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told Channel 1+1 on Sunday night that over 64,000 Ukrainian troops are now serving in the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) zone in eastern Ukraine.

Over 64,000 Ukrainian troops are in Donbas now / Photo from facebook.com/petroporoshenko

"As of today, we've got over 64,000 soldiers of the Armed Forces alone in the ATO zone. Additionally, we've got the National Guard, we've got the Security Service, and we've got border guards, and there is much more equipment now…We're ready to properly counteract aggression against our state," Poroshenko said.

The president earlier said he got information about a record large number of Russian troops deployed along the Ukrainian border.

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