Almost 30 percent of military of the Armed Forces after the injury has returned to the counterterrorism operation area, director of the Military Medical Department of the Defence Ministry of Ukraine, colonel of the medical service Vitaliy Andronati told a press conference, Ukrinform reports.
"Since the beginning of the ATO, the number of wounded in the Armed Forces is 2,425 persons. This is about 70% of all wounded in the ATO area. Now, in hospitals, there are about 950 wounded. The remaining part has recovered, some on sick leaves, nine people, who passed the ultimate medical commission, were deemed unfit for military service. Approximately 30% stepped back into the ranks," Andronati said.