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Military power of Ukraine & Switzerland

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Ukraine vs Switzerland

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Country: Ukraine (UA) Switzerland (CH)
Capital: Kiev Bern
Population: 44 429 471 8 306 200
Area: 603 500 km2 41 285 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 3 billion $ 4,83 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3% 0,8%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 200 000 140 000
Reserve personnel: 1 000 000 80 000
Available for military: 11 149 646 1 852 580

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 2 045 224
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 127 1 500
Total artillery: 3 973 224
Self-propelled artillery: 1 236 224
Rocket artillery: 693 0

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 425 193
Fighter aircraft: 39 40
Multirole aircraf: 0 26
Attack aircraft: 25 0
Helicopters: 243 45

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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.

Switzerland

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Ukraine

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

Switzerland

19-26 years of age for male compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary male and female military service; every Swiss male has to serve at least 260 days in the armed forces; conscripts receive 18 weeks of mandatory training, followed by seven 3-week intermittent recalls for training during the next 10 years.