Not only Men, Ukrainian women of all fields and ages are ready to tackle the Russian invasion.
Thousands of Ukrainians have answered the call to defend their country as the Russian invasion of Ukraine has faced stiff opposition. Ukrainian women have been central in efforts to counter Russian aggression since 2014.
According to the report, the number of women in the Ukrainian army had doubled since 2014, when Russia annexed Crimea. Several civilians, both men, and women, joined the fight, not just the military.
Former Miss Ukraine gave up a crown for the country
Against the Russian invasion, a former beauty queen has also joined the fight.
“Everyone who crosses the Ukrainian border with the intent to invade will be killed!” said the former beauty queen on her Instagram story.
Ukrainian MP loses hope in talks now picks arms in defense
Despite a peace accord in Belarus, women have begun to take up arms to defend Ukraine. A Ukrainian MP is among the women who have taken up arms to support Ukraine.
Although Rudik is a staunch opponent of Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, she expressed appreciation for his decision to stay in the country during the fighting.
Instead of wishing everyone a happy 1st day of Spring, I wish #Ukraine a happy 6th day of life. Today is no flowers🌸and☀️. Today we get up and dress for survival. Almost a week at war. #NoFlyZone #HumanitarianCorridor #StandWithUkraine️ pic.twitter.com/DKYNdT4UjF
— Lesia Vasylenko (@lesiavasylenko) March 1, 2022
Lesia Vasylenko, a Ukrainian member of parliament, told reporters that she cut off her nails to use guns if she had to defend Ukraine against the Russian invasion.
The Ukrainian politician, who said she previously had “long nails,” said during an interview on BBC Radio 4’s “Woman’s Hour that she “cut all the nails to make it easier for me to use my guns.”
Asylenko, who revealed that she was able to master the use of the weapons in just hours, noted that all men and women in the nation’s legislature are ready “to take up arms.”