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 40,800 soldiers signed contract with Ukrainian Armed Forces this year, - Defense Ministry

40,800 servicemen have signed contracts for military service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine since the beginning of 2016.

Spokesperson for the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Lieutenant-Colonel Oleksii Chornobai said at a briefing today, Censor.NET reports citing the press-service of the ministry.

"Ukrainian citizens continue concluding contracts for military service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. 40,800 servicemen, including about 4,500 officers, have signed contracts with the Army since the beginning of the year," Chornobai said.

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He also added that according to research by regional employment centers, the military service under contract continued being one of the most competitive professions in Ukraine's labor market.

 
 
 
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