According to the NW.ua website on Monday, the Ukrainian Armed Forces are ranked 25th among the strongest armies in the world; This year, Ukraine ranked between Vietnam and Thailand, according to Global Firepower’s ranking. The first places on the list were taken by the USA, Russia and China; Poland came 23rd.
According to the parliamentary decision in July, the number of the Ukrainian Armed Forces is to be increased by 11,000 – to 261,000. people, including 215 thous. military. According to the data published in February by the Ministry of Defense, the size of the Armed Forces at that time was 246,446 people, of which 195,626 were military. According to the August ministerial data, 40,000 people are participating in the Joint Force Operation in Donbas. military.
According to NW.ua, at the beginning of the war in Donbas in 2014, the Armed Forces of Ukraine numbered approx. 140 thousand. people.
According to Global Firepower, Ukraine is in 7th place in the world in terms of the number of reservists, and according to this list, in 2021 their number is 900,000. South Korea, Russia and Taiwan took the top three places in the ranking. In the summer, the Ukrinform agency wrote, referring to the General Staff, that Ukrainian forces had 230,000. reservists.
The NW portal also indicates, citing government data, that approx. 4 percent. residents of Ukraine has the status of a participant in combat operations (veteran).
According to a study by the Razumkov Center in Kiev, conducted this summer, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are trusted by approx. 68 percent. Ukrainians. The level of trust in the army is higher than that of all the other institutions included in the survey. The Armed Forces have been the leader of trust for several years.
On December 6, 1991, the Ukrainian parliament adopted the law “On the Armed Forces of Ukraine”. On this occasion, the country has planned numerous celebrations of the 30th anniversary of the army. It is planned, among others the transfer by the domestic industry of a significant amount of military equipment, including tanks, armored personnel carriers and helicopters.