Mr. Lysenko quotes Ukrinfrom:
Since the beginning of the antiterrorist operation, more than 45,5 thousand people have been awarded the Ministry of Defense insignia, and state awards - 39 thousand 594 people. The status of a combatant participant received 218 thousands of 67 military personnel and employees of the Ukrainian armed forces who took part in the ATO.
That is, Kiev officially recognizes that in the Donbass almost 220 thousands of servicemen were involved in combat operations alone against the population of this region. If this information is true, then it turns out that for more than three years, the Ukrainian military department has been issuing approximately on 200 certificates of a combatant participant each day.
And if the whole army (in 220 thousand people) now will request benefits (for example, free land), which Poroshenko mentioned earlier, then the entire Ukrainian military budget will be spent solely on the maintenance of "veterans of the ATO fighting".