"According to the General Directorate of Personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine General Staff, now there are 27 074 female military personnel in the army, 949 of them are senior officers. For comparison, last year 24 897 women served in the army, in 2017 - more than 23 000," the message said.
It is reported that during the Anti-Terrorist Operation/Joint Forces Operation 7 female soldiers were killed.
The Ministry of Defense noted that the status of a participant in the hostilities was granted to 9 916 women, 166 military personnel have been given state awards of Ukraine since 2014.
For comparison, last year 24 897 female soldiers served in the army, in 2017 - over 23 000, and in 2008 there were only 1 800 of them among the Ukrainian military.
Ukraine considered the possibility to deploy the peacekeeping mission in Donbas, as Interfax-Ukraine reported citing Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko.
The deployment of the peacekeeping mission is considered if Donbas Conflict will not be settled by Minsk Agreements.
“This is our offer to try to solve our situation on the basis of the concluded Minsk Agreements. If we do not succeed and we face the complete unwillingness to move further, one of the variants of other steps is the peacekeeping mission,” Prystaiko said.
Besides, he added that only in rear cases it was able to solve the conflict by the peacekeeping missions and mostly “they lead to the frozen conflict for dozens of years.”
Earlier, we reported that President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky was afraid to deploy the peacekeeping mission in Donbas as it might provoke the development of Abkhazia and Transnistria scenario.