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Military power of Ukraine & Belarus

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Ukraine vs Belarus

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Country: Ukraine (UA) Belarus (BY)
Capital: Kiev Minsk
Population: 44 429 471 9 408 400
Area: 603 500 km2 207 595 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 3 billion $ 0,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3% 1,2%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 200 000 62 000
Reserve personnel: 1 000 000 344 750
Available for military: 11 149 646 2 500 000

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 2 045 532
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 127 1 460
Total artillery: 3 973 998
Self-propelled artillery: 1 236 434
Rocket artillery: 693 336

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 425 200
Fighter aircraft: 39 39
Multirole aircraf: 0 4
Attack aircraft: 25 68
Helicopters: 243 63

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Navy

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Total naval: 40 0
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 1 0
Corvettes: 1 0
Submarines: 0 0

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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.

Belarus

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Ukraine

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

Belarus

18-27 years of age for compulsory military or alternative service; conscript service obligation is 12-18 months, depending on academic qualifications, and 24-36 months for alternative service, depending on academic qualifications; 17 year olds are eligible to become cadets at military higher education institutes, where they are classified as military personnel.