Over 303,000 people granted ATO participant status in Ukraine

Over 303,000 people granted ATO participant status in Ukraine

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April 2014 - June 2017, 303,446 people, who participated in the anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine and ensured its conduct, were granted the ATO participant status.

This is reported by the press office of the State Service of Ukraine for War Veterans and Anti-Terrorist Operation Participants in response to Ukrinform's request for information.

"April 2014 - June 2017, 303,446 people, who defended the independence and sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and took direct part in the anti-terrorist operation and ensured its conduct, were granted the combatant status. In particular, 8,295 people were granted combatant status in 2014, 156,060 people – in 2015, 110,082 people – in 2016, 29,009 people – in January-June 2017," reads the response.

According to the Defense Ministry of Ukraine, more than 208,500 service people and members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine who participated in the anti-terrorist operation in Donbas have been granted the combatant status since the beginning of the anti-terrorist operation.

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