Ukrainian Women Fighting on the Frontline

June 28, 2017

Leaving their families behind, many Ukrainian women are volunteering in the fight against Russian-backed separatists. The latest figures from the Ukrainian ministry of defence, released in March this year, show there were more than 1,500 women serving in various roles in the conflict zone in the Donbass area – the so-called Anti-Terrorist Operation zone. Read the story:  Women at War:  The Red-Nailed Volunteers Risking Their Lives on Ukraine's Donbass Frontline  (

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