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Military power of Ukraine & Turkey

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Ukraine vs Turkey

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Country: Ukraine (UA) Turkey (TR)
Capital: Kiev Ankara
Population: 44 429 471 79 814 871
Area: 603 500 km2 783 562 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 3 billion $ 18,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3% 2,2%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 200 000 685 862
Reserve personnel: 1 000 000 407 122
Available for military: 11 149 646 21 079 077

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 2 045 2 435
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 127 7 947
Total artillery: 3 973 2 546
Self-propelled artillery: 1 236 1 087
Rocket artillery: 693 462

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 425 1 351
Fighter aircraft: 39 49
Multirole aircraf: 0 245
Attack aircraft: 25 0
Helicopters: 243 606

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Navy

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Total naval: 40 145
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 1 16
Corvettes: 1 9
Submarines: 0 12

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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.

Turkey

Turkey participates in the NATO nuclear weapons sharing arrangements and trains for delivering United States nuclear warheads.

Military service

Ukraine

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

Turkey

21-41 years of age for male compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary service; 12 months conscript obligation for non-university graduates, 6-12 months for university graduates (graduates of higher education may perform 6 months of military service as short-term privates, or 12 months as reserve officers); conscripts are called to register at age 20, for service at 21; women serve in the Turkish Armed Forces only as officers; reserve obligation to age 41; Turkish citizens with a residence or work permit who have worked abroad for at least 3 years (1095 days) can be exempt from military service in exchange for 6,000 EUR or its equivalent in foreign currencies; a law passed in December 2014 introduced a one-time payment scheme which exempted Turkish citizens 27 and older from conscription in exchange for a payment of $8,150.