About 40,000 women serve in the Ukrainian army

Around 40,000 women are currently serving in the Ukrainian armed forces – as Ukraine tries to fend off continued Russian attacks, DPA reported, citing a senior military official.

Ukraine has 8,000 female officers, and over 5,000 women are on the front line, Lieutenant General Serhii Naev of the Supreme Command of the Armed Forces told Ukrainian television yesterday. All posts and appointments are available to them, so in the ranks of the armed forces, there are female snipers and commanders of transport, artillery units, and units using drones.

Some time ago, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that 22 percent of servicemen in the Ukrainian armed forces are women.

At the beginning of the Russian invasion in February, the Ukrainian army numbered about 200,000 people, DPA recalls.

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