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"A total of 2,269 of our soldiers have perished while defending Ukraine from Russian aggression," Poroshenko said addressing cadets at Kyiv's Ivan Bohun Military Lyceum on Friday, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

In addition, he gave the details that as of the end of last year among them were 21 young men under the age of 18, as well as 650 soldiers aged from 18 to 25.