Today we welcomed at the Embassy two Ukrainian women heroes, who presented the documentary film “Невидимий Батальйон / Invisible Battalion” to the Ukrainian community, diplomats and foreigners. The film shows a women’s role in the war in #Donbas, the horrors of the #war and difficulties of reintegration into society after all they have experienced.
It shows what our women can do when our country faces a military threat.
The main plot consists of 6 different stories. Each of these women has their own history, they are so different, but they are all united by one aim - the willingness to defend #Ukraine and to protect Ukraine's independence from #RussianAggression.
Yulya Kirillova: “The main purpose of the film is to show that Ukrainian women are ready to defend their homeland on a par with men.
The Constitution says: Ukraine must be protected by citizens, and citizens are men and women.
In October 2018, the law on equal rights and opportunities for men and women on service in the army and other military formations entered into force. 63 posts for women were opened, this was our small victory, we were able to prove that women are no less defenders of Ukraine than men.”
Lili Kravchenko: “Donbas is no different from other regions of Ukraine, we have a lot of patriots of Ukraine there.
For 4 years I’ve been on the frontline next to Donetsk airport. The main problem is the lack of Ukrainian television in this zone, most people do not have access to the Internet. This is a huge problem.”
Currently, 55,000 women are in the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine ЗСУ (Збройні Сили Україн).
Ukrainian community and diplomats express their gratitude to Ukrainian women heroes who defend our Motherland from Russian aggression.