Five thousand Ukrainian defenders are directly on the front line.
Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said that since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, 101 female servicemen have died in the war against the invaders.
As the head of the Ministry of Defense noted during the sixth women’s forum, another 50 defenders are considered missing, and 100 were injured.
According to Reznikov, during the full-scale war, 350 women were awarded state awards. Two servicemen received the title of Heroes of Ukraine posthumously. These are Inna Dereusova and Ekaterina Stupitskaya.
The Minister added that 59,786 women are currently serving in the Armed Forces. At the same time, 18,000 women are civilian workers in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. 41,000 women occupy precisely military positions and 5,000 are directly on the front lines.
Women at war in Ukraine
Thousands of women serve in the war with Russia. On September 14, 2022, it became known that servicewoman Olga Simonova “Simba” died at the front. A Russian by origin, who fought for freedom in Ukraine, was originally from Chelyabinsk. The girl was 34 years old.
Unfortunately, some servicemen were captured by the Russians.
Iryna Vereshchuk, Vice Prime Minister for the Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine, spoke in April about how Ukrainian servicemen are treated in Russian captivity. According to her, Ukrainian women are shaved bald and humiliated.