The women of Ukraine at war: Ukraine war in photos

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Ukraine war in photos: The Women of Ukraine at war

Content warning: This report contains a potentially disturbing image of a civilian body.

In this curation from Ukraine, women at war. Or at least — a dozen women at war.

Even in that small number, you can get a sense of the range of contributions women have been making to the Ukrainian resistance — women serving in the military and civilian defense forces, women checking for land mines and weaving camouflage for soldiers, women caring for the wounded and covering the war as journalists.

Here you will also see women in government ranks: Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereschuk, Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova and — speaking this week to the European Council — the country’s first lady Olena Zelenska. Among other things, Zelenska told her audience that there are 37,000 women serving in the Ukrainian Armed Forces and that more than 1,000 of them have become commanders since the war began.

A male and female soldier carrying simulation firearms in a training exercise.
A Ukrainian soldier clearing a lane of simulated landmines during a training exercise.
A Ukrainian woman takes aim with a Kalashnikov rifle during a weapon training
18 year-old female paramedic assistant sits in an ambulance
Women weave a camouflage net for the Ukrainian military
A doctor attends to a soldier at Zaporizhia military Hospital
A journalist walks inside a destroyed room
Photo of Iryna Vereshchuk, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine and Minister of Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories
Ukraine's Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova (C) visits a mass grave in Bucha
Ukraine's First Lady Olena Zelenska on a video conference
A hospital volunteer talks to an elderly woman
A woman at the support office for military and members of their families talks with another woman at the office's opening
A woman sells fruit and vegetables at the "Krytyi" market
Criminologists fix wounds on the exhumed body of a woman who died as a result of Russian shelling
Photo of Nataliya Saritska
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