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Country: Canada (CA) Ukraine (UA)
Capital: Ottawa Kiev
Population: 35 151 728 44 429 471
Area: 9 984 670 km2 603 500 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 15,5 billion $ 3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1% 3%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 68 250 200 000
Reserve personnel: 119 000 1 000 000
Available for military: 8 031 266 11 149 646

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 146 2 045
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 148 6 127
Total artillery: 161 3 973
Self-propelled artillery: 0 1 236
Rocket artillery: 0 693

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 405 425
Fighter aircraft: 0 39
Multirole aircraf: 103 0
Attack aircraft: 0 25
Helicopters: 165 243

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Navy

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Total naval: 62 40
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 12 1
Corvettes: 0 1
Submarines: 4 0

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Nuclear weapons

Canada

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Ukraine

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

Canada

17 years of age for voluntary male and female military service (with parental consent); 16 years of age for Reserve and Military College applicants; Canadian citizenship or permanent residence status required; maximum 34 years of age; service obligation 3-9 years

Ukraine

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