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Ukraine vs Syria

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Country: Ukraine (UA) Syria (SY)
Capital: Kiev Damascus
Population: 44 429 471 17 064 854
Area: 603 500 km2 185 180 km2
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Military expenditures

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

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 200 000 150 000
Reserve personnel: 1 000 000 0
Available for military: 11 149 646 11 550 000

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 2 045 4 156
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 127 3 810
Total artillery: 3 973 3 156
Self-propelled artillery: 1 236 424
Rocket artillery: 693 582

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 425 518
Fighter aircraft: 39 110
Multirole aircraf: 0 40
Attack aircraft: 25 96
Helicopters: 243 167

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Navy

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Total naval: 40 37
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.

Syria

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Ukraine

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

Syria

18 years of age for compulsory and voluntary military service; conscript service obligation is 18 months; women are not conscripted but may volunteer to serve; re-enlistment obligation 5 years, with retirement after 15 years or age 40 or 20 years or age 45.