Defense Ministry: Over 2,000 soldiers get ATO combatant status in September20.09.2016 15:08 323
In September, over 2,000 soldiers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces have received the status of combatants participating in anti-terrorist operation (ATO) in eastern Ukraine.
Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s Spokesperson Dmytro Hutsuliak said this at a briefing on Tuesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
“Defense Ministry’s decorations were granted to 54 ATO participants in the past week. Over 2,000 people received the combatant status,” he said.
He also added that 179,787 servicemen got the ATO combatant status since the beginning of the anti-terrorist operation.