The Ministry of defence and Mat serve 55 thousand women, 20% of all soldiers. In the Antiterrorist operation in the Donbass was attended by 6 thousand women. This was announced by the Minister of defence Stepan Poltorak at the First Ukrainian women’s Congress in Kiev, reports

According to him, 107 women were awarded with state awards, 3 thousand received awards from the Minister of defence and the General staff, three women were awarded posthumously.

“Much is 20%? I will say that the army should serve as many women as he wants. And we need to create suitable conditions for them”, – said Poltorak.

He noted that was not previously provided to women combat positions sergeants and sergeants now available to them.

Also, according to Poltorak, the girls of after school have the opportunity to enroll in military schools.

“We should provide them with uniforms, living conditions, guarantee equal opportunities. And we know how to do it, I have a vision of how to solve this problem”, – assured the Minister.

In addition, Poltorak said that he is ready to take the lead in reversing the decision of 1999 that limit for girls admission to military high schools.

We will remind, according to the Commission of gender equality, out of 46 European countries, only two have reached the minimum (40%) representation of women in government – Finland and Sweden.

Poltorak told how many women took part in the ATO 22.11.2017

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