Spokesman for the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Dmytro Hutsuliak announced it at a briefing on Tuesday in Kyiv, Censor.NET reports citing MoD's press service.
"Since the beginning of the anti-terrorist operation, more than 13,500 servicemen and members of the Ukrainian Armed Forces have received state decorations. 41,700 people have been presented with awards of the Ministry of Defense," he said.
Hutsuliak also reminded that during the past week sappers cleared some nine hectares in the ATO zone, having defused 597 explosive objects.
"Overall in three years in the Donbas, military sappers neutralized more than 154,000 explosive devices, having cleared more than 3,900 hectares of territory," the MoD's spokesman said.