The number of women in the AFU has increased since the beginning of the full-scale war: figures have been announced
After the full-scale invasion, the number of women who joined the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations increased significantly. Thus, as of October 2023, the number of women in the Armed Forces has increased to 62,062, including 43,479 servicewomen.
This was reported by the Military Media Center. As noted, in 2014, the total number of women in the Armed Forces was 49,926, of whom 16,557 were servicewomen.
"Today, we have the largest number of women on the battlefield in Ukraine in modern world history. They prove themselves not only as good military financiers or doctors, but also as brave servicewomen who faithfully defend their homeland," said Deputy Minister of Defense Natalia Kalmykova.
The modern Ukrainian army has eliminated any restrictions related to the appointment and service of women in any positions, including combat positions, in all groups of military specialties.
Earlier it was reported that starting from October 1, 2023, Ukrainian citizens with medical education will have to register for military service at the territorial centers of recruitment and social support. At the same time, there is no question of forced mobilization of women.
Earlier, OBOZ.UA talked about how men without military experience are mobilized and what changes will take place in the draft from October 1, 2023.