2023. December 25 – 15:20
In the midst of the Russian invasion, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense issued a field uniform designed by women volunteers serving in the armed forces, intended for tens of thousands of female soldiers in the country. He writes Free Europe.
Women were able to fight as well as men, but until now the 42,000 female Ukrainian soldiers did not have their own uniforms and had to wear clothes designed for men. Now, more than a year and a half after Russia invaded Ukraine, the Department of Defense has decided to adapt to the clothing needs of female soldiers.
According to the women in the article, wearing a military uniform designed for men is like wearing a men’s bra, it is uncomfortable. Women tried to manipulate pins, tapes and adjustments, but the results were not always satisfactory, she said.
Another sore and urgent point were boxer shorts, which were still issued to Ukrainian military women as regular underwear, which were also completely unusable due to menstruation.
Sorry, but how do I attach anything to my men's boxer briefs? Or how should I handle the situation? These are completely normal things that are not paid attention to.
According to Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Malgar, the decision approved by the ministry this year is one of the few such decisions in the world, as the United States has also been interested in this matter since 2020, according to the army’s website.