Defense Ministry: Over 12,000 ATO soldiers got state awards

21.03.2017 12:05 112

Since the start of the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) in Donbas, over 12,000 Ukrainian servicepersons received state awards. 

Defense Ministry Spokesman Maksym Prauta stated this at a press briefing, an Ukrinform correspondent reported.

“Since the start of ATO, 12,878 servicepersons received state awards of Ukraine, and 37,947 got awards of the Defense Ministry,” Prauta said.

He also added that 197,000 Ukrainian soldiers acquired the ATO combatant status.

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