In Ukraine came into force the law on gender equality in the army

Now women can serve in the army on an equal footing with men.

В Україні вступив в силу закон про гендерну рівність в армії

In Ukraine on Saturday, 27 October; entered into force the law №2523-VIII on equal rights of men and women serving in the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations, informs Rus.Media.

The law, in particular, are provided equal opportunities to male and female persons at the conclusion of the contract on passage of military service, and determined that women can contract on passage of military service before reaching the age limit of stay on military service. Also enshrined the principle that women undergo military service on an equal basis with men, including equal access to positions and military ranks and an equal amount of responsibility in the performance of military duties.

Document discarded undue restrictions on the service of women in military reserve, and the passage of military training for men and women.

Under the new rules from passing exempt fees not all women, as before, but only pregnant.

Note that on 6 September the Verkhovna Rada adopted in the second reading the bill number 6109 about the creation of equal conditions and opportunities for women and men at APU. In the Ukrainian army and employs more than 55 thousand women. According to the contract are 25 thousand women, of whom over three thousand are officers.

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