The number of Ukrainian military women has increased 2.5 times since 2014 | ukraine news

There is a steady trend of increasing the number of women in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Since 2014, their number has increased 2.5 times and the number of female officers has increased sevenfold.

“We see more women in all categories of personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In 2014, the total number of women was 49,926, including 16,557 servicemen, 1,633 officers, 4,754 sergeants, 9,707 soldiers, 370 students and 33,369 civilians. As of March 1, 2023, we already had 60,538 women in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Among them, 42,898 are military,” said Liubov Humeniuk, a specialist at the Department of Gender Issues and Relations with Religious Organizations of the Directorate of Humanitarian Aid at the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense said during a round table, reports a correspondent of Ukrinform.

She noted that the number of female servicemen had increased 2.5 times since 2014.

The number of female officers increased to 7,416, almost seven times compared to 2014, sergeants – 11,215, privates – 22,832, students – 1,500 and civilian staff – 18,101.

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