President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko for the first time awarded the title of general to a woman. The first Ukrainian woman who received the rank of Major General, was the head of the Security Service Military Medical Department Lyudmyla Shugaley. This is reported in the decree posted on the official website of the head of state.
On October 12, Petro Poroshenko signed six decrees on awarding the rank of general.
Earlier we reported that Ukraine is preparing to resist Russian aggression in the Sea of Azov. About this informed President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko at the ceremony of solemn oath by the students of the Kyiv Military Lyceum named after Ivan Bogun. His speech was broadcasted by "112 Ukraine".
“We are preparing to repulse Russian aggression at the sea direction - in Azov Sea. Gunpowder should be kept ready,” Poroshenko noted.
On October 12, President Petro Poroshenko introduced a partially secret decision of the Security and Defense Council (NSDC) to protect the interests of Ukraine in the south and east, as well as in the Black and Azov Seas and in the Kerch Strait.
Earlier, NSDC Secretary Alexander Turchinov said that Ukraine would continue to expand its military presence in the Sea of Azov to repel "possible aggression" on the part of the Russian Federation. In particular, a shipboat group has already been created, and plans include the creation of a naval base on the Sea of Azov by the end of 2018.
We recall that in the last three months, Russia's activity in the Azov Sea has increased significantly. The Russians do not allow merchant ships which enter and leave Ukrainian ports to pass through the Kerch Strait without hindrance. In this regard, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko instructed the Minister of Defense, the Chief of General Staff and the command of the Ukrainian Navy to take measures to stop Russian provocations regarding blocking the entry of ships into Ukrainian ports in the Sea of Azov.
As noted by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, the Russian Federation intends to occupy the Sea of Azov, as well as Crimean peninsula. Kyiv will not allow this.