Armed Forces of Ukraine dropped into the Military Strength Ranking of Global Firepower as one of the best in the world, as Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko said at the briefing in Lutsk. 112 Ukraine broadcasted the event.
“The finalized ranking, as I was informed recently, was published today, where Ukrainian Armed Forces are enlisted as one of the best armed forces in the world. I stress that when I was elected to the presidency, we did not have the army at all,” he said.
Ukraine is on the 30th place in the rating of “50 most powerful world armed forces”. Experts estimated Ukraine’s defense budget in $4,880,000,000, the budget of the USA was estimated in $587,800,000,000, Russia’s budget is $44,600,000,000, China’s – $161,700,000,000 and South Korea’s - $43,800,000,000.
The total number of Ukraine’s military servicemen is 1,182 million people, 238 planes, 2,449 tanks, 8,217 armored combat vehicles, 25 marine vessels. There isn’t any aircraft carriers and submarines. Ukraine’s Power Index is 0,5664.
Earlier, Victor Muzhenko, Commanding Officer of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, said that the Armed Forces of Ukraine would receive brand-new antitank weapons system Stugna and Korsar, and T-84 (main battle tank, -ed.) tanks.