Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said this at the First Ukrainian Women's Congress in Kyiv.
"A growing number of women join the military every year. This year, 2,400 women have signed contracts for military service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In 2014-2017, more than 6,000 women participated in the anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine. A total of 107 female ATO participants received state awards, including, three posthumously," he said.
According to the Ukrainian Defense Minister, 55,629 women are currently serving and working in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, including 24,298 servicewomen.
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