Chief of Gen. Staff Muzhenko: 700 Ukrainian soldiers in Donbas younger than 20

21:55, 02 April 2017
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Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko says that his decision to replace Ukrainian soldiers in Donbas who are younger than 20 has been supported by a dozen out of the 700 who are now participating in the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) in the east of Ukraine.

"I'll tell you how patriotic the youth are. I've decided to replace all the 700 Ukrainian servicemen in the ATO zone who are younger than 20. The result is: 11 have agreed, the rest have remained," he wrote on Facebook on Sunday, April 2.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the number of Ukrainian soldiers who were killed during the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) in Donbas as of November 21, 2016, was 2,145 men, according to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

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