“As many as 1,000 women have taken part in the hostilities in Donbass,” said Oksana Gavrilyuk, Chief Spokesperson with the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.
“Currently, female soldiers are fighting alongside males in Donbass. As of today, as many as 938 women have taken part in the hostilities in Donbass,” said Gavrilyuk.
About 14,500 female soldiers and 30,500 female personnel in support professions currently serve in the Ukrainian Armed Forces. 2,000 of them have officer ranks, while 35 hold senior positions at the Defense Ministry, General Staff and Armed Forces.