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Should Ukraine draft women alongside men?

by Natalia Chekotun and Olena Zashko October 25, 2023 12:27 PM 1 min read
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Almost 43,000 women are now serving in Ukraine's military, according to the country’s Defense Ministry. They volunteered to fight, as unlike with men, there is no obligatory conscription for women in Ukraine. The Kyiv Independent asks people on the streets of Kyiv if Ukraine should change it.

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Zelensky signs bill on conditions for demobilization of conscripts.

According to President Volodymyr Zelensky's original proposal, conscripts whose term of service expired during martial law and whose military service was extended beyond the established period are released from service to the reserve "within the terms determined by the presidential decree."
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