Ukraine: women against sexism in the army

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Women members of a Ukrainian military band march during the Independence Day military parade in Kiev, August 24, 2021. AFP - SERGEI GAPON

By: Stéphane Siohan Follow

3 min

Ukraine has just celebrated its 30 years of independence, and on the occasion of a grand parade, on August 24, the inhabitants of Kiev communed with their soldiers, both male and female.

In the ranks of the army, the faces of women are more and more numerous, while Ukraine, it must be remembered, is the only country in Europe at war, struggling for seven years with Russia in the Donbass.

And now, female soldiers and veterans no longer hesitate to speak out. 


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