Ukrainian Armed forces

Ukraine
Population
41 487 960
Military budget
5,4 billion $
Active personnel
255 000
Nuclear weapons
0 warheads
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Basic informations

Capital: Kiev
Area: 603 500 km2
Population: 41 487 960
Etnic groups: Ukrainian 77.8%, Russian 17.3%, Belarusian 0.6%, Moldovan 0.5%, Crimean Tatar 0.5%, Bulgarian 0.4%, Hungarian 0.3%, Romanian 0.3%, Polish 0.3%, Jewish 0.2%, other 1.8%
Religions: Orthodox (includes Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox, Ukrainian Orthodox - Kyiv Patriarchate (UOC-KP), Ukrainian Orthodox - Moscow Patriarchate, Ukrainian Greek Catholic, Roman Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, Jewish

Military branches

(Збройні сили України) Ground Forces, Naval Forces, Air Forces

Military service

18-27 years of age for compulsory military service; conscript service obligation is 18 months

Military expenditures

Military budget
5,4 billion $

(USA)

Percent of GDP
3

Manpower

Active personnel
255 000

(China)

Reserve
1 000 000

(China)

Available
11 149 646

(China)

Land Forces

Tanks
2 045

(Russia)

AFV
6 127

(USA)

Artillery
3 973

(Russia)

Self-propelled guns
1 236

(Russia)

Rocket artillery
693
Armoured fighting vehicles includes infantry fighting vehicles, tank destroyers, armoured personnel carriers, mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles(MRAP), amphibious and reconnaissance vehicles.
Total artillery includes towed, self-propelled gun(SPG) and rocket artillery.

Tanks

TypeNameNumber
-T-64 B1000
-T-64 BV550
-T-64 BM120

AFVs

TypeNameNumber
-BMD-147
-BMD-259
-BTR-70480
-BTR-6020
-BTR-4183
-BTR-375
-KrAZ Spartan34
-BRDM-1458
-BRDM-2500
-Saxon20
-MT-LB2000
-PTS-215
-KrAZ Shrek2
-Dozor-B11

Self-propelled artillery

TypeNameNumber
-2S7 Pion99
-2S5 Giatsint-S24

Rocket artillery

TypeNameNumber
-OTR-21 Tochka Scarab-B90
-9K52 Luna-M50
-Hrim-
-Sapsan-

Air Forces

Total aircraft
437

(USA)

Fighters
39

(China)

Multirole
0

(USA)

Attack
25

(Russia)

Helicopters
243

(USA)

UCAV (combat drone)
12

(USA)

Total aircraft - number of all military aircraft and helicopters in country. Includes training and cargo aircraft. Does not include drones.
Attack includes ground-attack and strategic bomber aircraft.

Fighter aircraft

Multirole aircraft

TypeNameNumber
--

Attack and bomber aircraft

TypeNameNumber

Helicopters

TypeNameNumber
-Mil Mi-214
-Mil Mi-2611
-Kamov Ka-27 Helix5
-Kamov Ka-294
-Mil Mi-14 Haze4

UCAV (combat drone)

TypeNameNumber
-Bayraktar TB212

Navy

Total naval
40

(China)

Aircraftcarriers
0

(USA)

Destroyers
0

(USA)

Frigates
1

(China)

Corvettes
1

(Russia)

Submarines
0

(China)

Total naval - number of all military ships in country. Includes auxiliaries.
Aircraft carriers includes helicopter carriers. Destroyers includes Battlecruisers and Cruisers.

Aircraftcarriers

TypeNameNumber
--

Destroyers

TypeNameNumber
--

Frigates

TypeNameNumber
-Krivak III1

Corvettes

TypeNameNumber

Submarines

TypeNameNumber
--

Nuclear weapons

Although Ukraine has never produced its own nuclear weapon to this day, we should bear in mind that back in the days, Ukraine possessed approximately 5,000 nuclear weapons. This is all due to the fact that before 1991, Ukraine was a part of the Soviet Union. However, as a consequence of its dissolution, all the countries that were satellites or were forcefully attached to Soviet Union, received number of warheads. They were once the property of the Soviet Union. Nevertheless, after Ukraine became independent, they received everything that was the part of the USSR, even nuclear warheads. As a result of that, Ukraine became the third largest holder of nuclear weapons in the world.

Ukraine decided to get rid of these weapons quite quickly. Three years later, in 1994 that is, they joined Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. In 1996, all the warheads were moved and disassembled in Russia.