She is inspiring others and we are inspired by her

March 08, 2021

Victoriia Azarova is a Colonel in the National Police of Ukraine. In the national capital Kyiv, she has served as Head of the first Dialogue Police Unit in the country, used to facing angry crowds and even negotiating with terrorists. Her story of successful operations however reaches far beyond the peaceful territories of Ukraine, to areas where fighting continues to be a daily occurrence.

In the conflict zone of Donbas (the Eastern part of Ukraine), Victoriia served as Deputy Commander of a police regiment providing security in areas where the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity continues to be challenged by the Russian armed forces. In 2014, she was the only woman in Ukraine who held this position. For her dedicated service, Victoriia Azarova has been awarded by the President of Ukraine. She prefers not to concentrate on obstacles and inspires others to believe in themselves.

Victoriia Azarova participated in numerous training programs organised by the EU Advisory Mission in Ukraine (EUAM). She is the Mission’s reliable partner within the National Police of Ukraine. By joining the #InspiredByHer campaign Viktoriia hopes to stand against inequalities and to promote women’s full participation and leadership in public and political life.