Currently, 3 per cent of the personnel in Ukraine’s Armed Forces are women. So far, around 7,000 female service members and civil personnel have served in the front line area. During combat operations, 116 women have been awarded with state awards and more than 2,000 given Ministry of Defence awards.

According to President Poroskenko, some 2,850 women have joined the military in 2017. “All the military commanders informed me that female soldiers are much more disciplined and more responsible in the defense of the Ukrainian state.”

For more info, please visit the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence website.

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Written by Glasnost Gone

Just a British chap who doesn't like murdering dictators who go topless.