Ukraine to make its military leaner but meaner

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  1. nia

    nia Regular Member

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    Ukraine will downsize its military while building up its combat capability, the nation's defense minister said on Wednesday.

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  3. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    This news crawler comes up with some funny stories, Ukraine is broke. Like 10X worse than UK. Their military is so bad off, they only have one jet operational per squadron. They haven't run Army maneuvers in a couple years. Procurement is limited to what I can count on my fingers. To top it off, their soldiers can't even afford toilette paper so they wipe their butts with book pages. Ukraine has a budget for about 50,000 troops based on the Russian standard... which is low already. Based on the French standard... about 4,000.
     

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