Ukrainian President appoints first female army general

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed six orders to confer the rank of general. Among them, receiving the title of major general, is Lyudmyla Shuhaley, head of the Military Medical Office of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU). The orders were published on the president’s official website.

The order states that the title of major general is to be awarded to colonel Shuhaley Lyudmyla Mykolayivna, head of the SBU’s medicine service.

In addition, Poroshenko has conferred another 12 general awards: the third grade Order of Bohdan Khmelnytsky to one soldier posthumously; the third grade Order for Bravery to ten soldiers, seven of them posthumously. He has also given “Defender of the Motherland” medals to 17 heroes, two of them posthumously.

Two soldiers have been awarded the second grade Order of Bohdan Khmelnytsky, fourteen have received the third grade equivalent, and 53 have received the third-grade Order for Bravery. 12 soldiers have been awarded the Order of Danylo Halytsky, 20 the medal “For military service to Ukraine”, and five the medal “Defender of the Motherland”.

  Poroshenko, Ukraine