Minister of Defence of Ukraine General of the Army of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak participated in the 1st Ukrainian Women’s Congress ‘Women, Peace, and Security’.
“Every year, more and more women join the Ukrainian army. This year, 2,400 women have signed contract with the Ukrainian army. In 2014-2017, more than 6,000 women participated in operations in east of Ukraine, of which 107 women have state awards, including 3 posthumously. Currently, there are 55,629 women in the Ukrainian army, of which 24,298 are service members,” Gen. Poltorak informed.
According to him, the Ministry of Defence will continue to focus on implementation and realization of gender equality policy in security and defence sector.