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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has "hugely" welcomed the fact that LGBT veterans who were dismissed based on their sexuality can now reclaim their removed military awards.

    Earlier on Tuesday, the UK defence ministry said that LGBT veterans, who were dismissed before 2000, can apply to have their military honours restored.

    ​In 2000, the country scrapped a ban on LGBT people serving in the armed forces.

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