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Military power of Poland & Ukraine

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Poland vs Ukraine

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Country: Poland (PL) Ukraine (UA)
Capital: Warsaw Kiev
Population: 38 454 576 44 429 471
Area: 312 679 km2 603 500 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 12,2 billion $ 3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 3%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 120 000 200 000
Reserve personnel: 515 000 1 000 000
Available for military: 10 500 000 11 149 646

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 1 009 2 045
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 573 6 127
Total artillery: 729 3 973
Self-propelled artillery: 477 1 236
Rocket artillery: 180 693

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 416 425
Fighter aircraft: 30 39
Multirole aircraf: 48 0
Attack aircraft: 32 25
Helicopters: 182 243

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Navy

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Total naval: 46 40
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 2 1
Corvettes: 1 1
Submarines: 3 0

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Nuclear weapons

Poland

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

Poland

18-28 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; conscription phased out in 2009-12; service obligation shortened from 12 to 9 months in 2005; women only allowed to serve as officers and noncommissioned officers.

Ukraine

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