This was announced by Defense Ministry spokesperson Oleksii Chornobai at a news briefing on Friday, Censor.NET reports citing the press service of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine.
"Since the beginning of the year, 66,500 military signed contracts with the Ukrainian army, 7,300 of them are officers," Chornobai said.
Earlier, the Verkhovna Rada on Dec. 6 allowed soldiers terminating their contracts during the anti-terrorist operation (ATO).
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