Home The Journal of Power Institutions Issue 17 Women in Arms: from the Russian E Falsehood in the War in Ukraine Since the beginning of the armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine, both sides have claimed that enemy women snipers have been arrested.
Women in Ukraine
Natalia Poklonskaya - Wikipedia
Ukrainian children in Kiev show off a sign they made in response to the Crimea referendum. Courtesy Maia Mikhaluk. Maia Mikhaluk is a freelance photographer and one of the protesters who has been documenting the unrest in Ukraine since February In these photos, she offers us a glimpse of the faces inside Maidan, the central square in Kiev where the majority of the demonstrations took place. Maia Mikhaluk said that the people of Ukraine had a chance to live out the words of their national anthem: "We'll lay our bodies and souls for our freedom.
Women in Ukraine have equal constitutional rights as men in the economic , political , cultural and social fields, as well as in the family. Women receive lower salaries and have limited opportunity for career advancement. The history of Ukraine during the past two centuries is closely connected to that of the Russian Empire and later on the Soviet Union.
Poklonskaya was a Ukrainian prosecutor from to February , working in various Prosecutor's Offices or as an assistant district attorney. During the Crimean crisis , she resigned from Ukrainian service and was appointed Prosecutor General of Crimea on 11 March ; a press conference given by Poklonskaya on that day resulted in her becoming an Internet phenomenon. After Crimea was annexed by Russia during the Crimean crisis,  Poklonskaya's appointment was confirmed by Russian authorities on 25 March, around the same time Ukrainian judicial authorities declared her a wanted criminal.