117000 ATO soldiers received veteran status in Ukraine for participating in military actions
- 09.09.2016, 12:13,
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Since the beginning of anti-terror operations almost 177,700 soldiers and employees of the Armed Forces of Ukraine received veteran status, UNIAN.
Speaking at a briefing in Kyiv a spokesman for the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Dmytro Gutsulyak said: "The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine continues to encourage military personnel who stood out during the tasks of protecting the homeland in the area ATO.
"This month departmental awards and valuable gifts of Defense Ministry have been granted to 135 ATO participants, over 3000 people received veteran status,"he added.
In total, since the beginning of ATO 11000 participants were awarded with state awards and 15580 were awarded by the Ministry of Defense, 177655 soldiers and employees of the Armed Forces received veteran status.