Over 49,000 servicemen signed up for contract military service in 2016

Over 49,000 servicemen signed up for contract military service in 2016

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Over 49,000 servicemen have signed contracts to carry out military service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine in 2016.

Spokesperson of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Colonel Oleksandr Chornobay said this at a press conference on Tuesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“Since the beginning of the year, over 49,000 servicemen, of whom 5,500 are officers, have signed contracts with the Ukrainian Army,” Chornobay said.

He also noted that every month about 6,000 soldiers conclude contracts with the Ukrainian Army.

“Thus, every month about 6,000 contact soldiers enter the Armed Forces, which exceed the rate of the previous year,” Chornobay said.

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