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Azerbaijan vs Ukraine

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Azerbaijan is a country located in Southwestern Asia with an area of 86,600 km2 (land boundries: 2,468 km and costline 0 km (landlocked); note - Azerbaijan borders the Caspian Sea (713 km)). The capital of Azerbaijan is Baku. The number of inhabitants is 10,127,874.

The inventory of the Azerbaijan military is comprised mostly of Russian and Soviet-era weapons systems with a small mix of equipment from other countries, like Israel and Turkey.

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Ukraine is a country located in Eastern Europe with an area of 603,500 km2 (land boundries: 5,581 km and costline 2,782 km). The capital of Ukraine is Kiev. The number of inhabitants is 41,487,960.

During the 2008 Bucharest summit, NATO declared that Ukraine would eventually become a member of NATO when it meets the criteria for accession. In February 2022, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The Ukrainian military is equipped mostly with older Russian and Soviet-era weapons systems. Ukraine has a broad defense industry capable of building Soviet-era land systems and maintaining and upgrading Soviet-era combat aircraft, as well as missile and air defense systems.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 3 billion $ 10.4 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5.5% 6%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 816 billion $ (USA)


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Active personnel: 126,400 700,000
Reserve personnel: 330,000 1,000,000
Available for military: 3,000,000 11,149,646


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Highest value in the world: 2,035,000 (China)

Land Forces

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Tanks: 940 1,462
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2,363 5,739
Total artillery: 909 3,636
Self-propelled artillery: 267 899
Rocket artillery: 323 693


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Highest value in the world: 12,267 (Russia)

Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 176 297
Fighter aircraft: 5 57
Multirole aircraft: 15 0
Attack aircraft: 11 27
Helicopters: 97 115
UCAV (combat drone): 0 12

Total aircraft

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Highest value in the world: 12,930 (USA)


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Total naval: 31 53
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 1 1
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 4 0

Total naval

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Highest value in the world: 967 (North Korea)

Nuclear weapons


Does not have 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.

Military service


18-35 years of age for cumpulsory military service; service obligation 18 months or 12 months for university graduates; 17 years of age for voluntary service; 17 year olds are considered to be on active service at cadet military schools.


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