About 17,000 female soldiers serve in Ukrainian Armed Forces

About 17,000 female soldiers serve in Ukrainian Armed Forces

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At present 17,000 women serve in the Ukrainian Armed Forces, what makes 8.5% of a general number of  armed forces personnel.

Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze said this at a round table meeting in Kyiv, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“At present there are 17,000 women in the Ukrainian Armed Forces, this is about 8.5% of a general number of the personnel,” she said.

She also added that due to military actions in eastern Ukraine, 1,300 women joined the Ukrainian army, what shows women’s readiness for military service.

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