Poroshenko equal rights of men and women in the army

Порошенко уравнял права мужчин и женщин в армии

Under contract to the APU serve 25 thousand women, of whom more than three thousand officers

The law will enhance the level of legal protection of servicemen-women and increase their number in military service.

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the law on creation of equal conditions and opportunities for women and men in the Armed forces of Ukraine. This was reported on the website of the President on Friday, October 12.

“The implementation of the law will contribute to increase the level of legal protection of servicemen-women, will increase the number of women in military service, particularly at the highest military positions,” – said in the message.

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 women in the military reserve and undergo military training for men and women.

Recall, September 6, 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. Voted 247 deputies.

Earlier it was reported that 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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