The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the day of the defender are not only male, but female, as in the ranks of the APU is 55 thousand women.
The day of defender of Ukraine ceased to be a holiday only men today in the Armed forces are made up of 55 thousand women, said, said the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, informs Rus.Media.
“Tomorrow we will celebrate the Day of defender of Ukraine. This day stopped being a celebration of men only on the basis of gender. 55 thousand girls now serving in the Armed forces of Ukraine. I take this opportunity to congratulate all the defenders of the Fatherland, which firmly hold the weapon in hands”, – said P. Poroshenko during the ceremony of initiation into cadets of the Maritime Academy on Saturday in Kherson.
He also noted that a strong, powerful and Patriotic army is a key element of the state structure.
“Efficient army is one of the important factors that enable us to do the sovereign politics of independence, to have immunity from any outside pressure. And to defend itself against the fifth column inside the country”, – the President added.
Yesterday the President of Ukraine signed the law which grants equal opportunities to both sexes at the conclusion of the contract on passage of military service and specifies that women can contract on passage of military service before reaching the age limit of stay on military service. The implementation of the law will contribute to increase the level of legal protection of servicemen-women, increase the number of women in the military, in particular, at the highest military positions.