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Armed Forces of Ukraine

The Armed Forces of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Збройні сили України (ЗСУ) Zbroyni Syly Ukrayiny, (ZSU)) is the military of Ukraine. They are the principal deterrent force against any aggression that could be shown against the sovereign state of Ukraine. All military and security forces, including the Armed Forces, are under the command of the President of Ukraine, and subject to oversight by a permanent Verkhovna Rada parliamentary commission.

Armed Forces of UkraineЗбройні сили України

Emblem of the Armed Forces

Flag of the Armed Forces

Founded1917Current formreconstituted 6 Dec 1991[1]Service branchesGround Forces
Air Force
Air Assault Forces
Special Operations Forces[2]HeadquartersKievLeadershipSupreme Commander-in-ChiefVolodymyr Zelensky[3]Minister of DefenceStepan Poltorak[4]Chief of the General StaffRuslan Khomchak[4][5]ManpowerMilitary age18[6]Conscription12 months (GF, AF)
18 months (Navy)Available for
military service11,149,646, age 16–49 (2015[10])Fit for
military service6,970,035, age 16–49 (2015[10])Reaching military
age annually482,000 (2018) (2015[10])Active personnel255,000 (2018)[7](ranked 29)Reserve personnel1,000,000 (2018)[8]Deployed personnel60,000[9]ExpendituresBudget€4.1 billion[11][12](2019)Percent of GDP2.6% (2019)IndustryDomestic suppliersUkroboronprom(Ukrainian Defence Industry)Foreign suppliers United States[13]
United Kingdom[13]
 European Union[13]
 BulgariaRelated articlesHistoryUkrainian–Soviet War
Polish–Ukrainian War
1992–94 Crimean crisis
Kosovo Force
Tuzla Island conflict
Iraq War
Operation Ocean Shield
Operation Atalanta
Pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine
Annexation of Crimea
War in DonbassRanksMilitary ranks of Ukraine

The Armed Forces of Ukraine are composed of the Ukrainian Ground Forces, the Ukrainian Navy, the Ukrainian Air Force, and the Ukrainian Airmobile Forces. Ukraine's naval forces maintain their own small Ukrainian Naval Infantry force as well as their own Ukrainian Naval Aviation force. The Ukrainian Sea Guard is the coast guard service of Ukraine, however, it is part of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine and is not subordinate to the Navy. As a result of the Russian military intervention in Ukraine from 2014, the president commissioned governors of oblasts of Ukraine to create volunteer unitsunder the government program "Territorial Defense". Initially these units received minimal funding coming from regional budgets and mostly relied on donations. In November 2014 most of the territorial battalions were integrated into Ukraine's Ground forces.

The National Guard of Ukraine serves as the main reserve component of Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Due to the ongoing hostilities with Russia, Ukraine has greatly increased the size of its military forces to 204,000 soldiers (+46,000 civil servants) in 2014, not counting paramilitary forces such as the border guards (53,000), the newly formed National Guard of Ukraine (60,000) or the security service.[14]Ukraine's armed forces came close to France, which maintained a 229,000 man force, as the largest in Europe when excluding Russia.[15] It was reported that Ukraine's military swelled to 280,000 personnel. This was largely achieved by the repeated waves of mobilization bringing in new recruits while older soldiers had not yet been processed out, the state budget for 2015 ultimately called for a force of 230,000. Hryhoriy Pedchenko reported that 51% of Ukraine's enlisted personnel were contracted soldiers.[16][17]

Military units of other states participate in multinational military exercises with Ukrainian forces in Ukraine regularly.[18] Many of these exercises are held under the NATO co-operation program Partnership for Peace.

Since 3 June 2016, women have been allowed to serve in combat units of the Armed Forces.

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Оби Ван
- why are you fighting in the Donbas?
- because Russian troops are there!
- why don't you fight in the Crimea?
- because Russian troops are there!
Caleb M. F
Obviously not strong enough to push back Russia.
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Spetsnaz - Hand To Hand Combat Ukraine Army Power :: How Powerful 2 days ago   03:35

Spetsnaz Vityaz (604 Center Special Purpose) - Win Yourself , You Will Be Invincible.
The detachment was originally designed as anti-terrorist unit. "Vityaz" regularly conducts operations to counter-terrorism patrols on the border of Chechnya and the Caucasus In addition, soldiers are trained to prevent disorder in prisons. More than 70 soldiers of the detachment were awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation for courage and heroism.
In the 70 years due to the increasing incidence of terrorism in Europe there is a need to have military units designed to perform a specific task responsible for the fight against terror. The Interior Ministry of the OCH, it was decided to establish a part of operative division of internal troops of the special units of permanent combat readiness, military personnel which would have special training to counter terrorism and other illegal activities.
In early 1978, work began on the formation and training of training company for special purposes (OCH). Set conscripts for this division was carried out from among the best athletes ODON solely on a voluntary basis.
The first operation, entrusted company, has been providing security at the Olympic Games in Moscow (1980).
In 1991 he was created a special purpose detachment "Vityaz". During the formation of the experience gained in OCH and similar units in Russia.
The idea to take the exam on the right to wear the beret was also born in the "Vityaz". The first commander "Vityaz" Sergey Lysyuk together with other officers developed criteria for special examinations, physical and tactical training, which are held in all divisions of the Interior troops so far.
"Vityaz" took part in the resolution of international conflicts that occurred on the territory of the former USSR. Together with a group "A" of the
in 1989 conducted a unique special operation to storm the temporary detention facility of Sukhumi, where riots broke out. In 1994-1996. participated in the disarmament of illegal armed formations in Chechnya. In 1996, the group participated in the battle near the village of Pervomaisky.
In 1999-2003. the group participated in many counter-terrorism operations in the North Caucasus. Also, "Vityaz" took an active part in special operations to eliminate the warlords in Chechnya.
In November 2002, Russian President Vladimir Putin at the opening ceremony of the monument to the soldiers of internal troops handed Gold Star of the Hero of Russian parents fighter detachment "Vityaz" Sergey Burnaeva, who died in the performance of military duty in Chechnya and award prizes posthumously.
In October 2002, a detachment "Vityaz" in conjunction with other special units of the Federal Security Service and the Interior Ministry of Russia took part in a special operation to eliminate the terrorists who seized hostages in the Dubrovka theater.
The detachment also participated in the anti-terrorist operation in Chechnya.
Vityaz former glory regained in the operation to force Georgia to peace in 2008,now Spetsnaz Vityaz fights against of terrorists in the North Caucasus.
They have the following tasks: Participation in the disarmament and the elimination of illegal armed groups, organized criminal groups, the suppression of mass disorders accompanied by armed violence, the withdrawal of the population illegally held weapons;
Participation in the suppression of acts of terrorism;
Participation in the removal of individuals who have seized hostages, important state facilities and special cargoes, facilities for communications, as well as buildings of state authorities;
Participation in ensuring security officials and citizens of the Russian Federation in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation.
Detachments Of Special Purpose National Guard of Russia:
604 TSSN "Vityaz", Moscow
7th OSN "Rosich", Novocherkassk
12th OSN "Ural", Nizhny Tagil
15th OSN "Vyatich", Armavir
17th OSN "Edelweiss", Mineralnye Vody
19th OSN "Ermak", Novosibirsk
21th OSN "Typhoon", Khabarovsk
23th OSN "Obereg", Chelyabinsk
25th OSN "Mercury", Smolensk
26th OSN "Bars", Kazan
27th OSN "Kuzbass", Kemerovo
28th OSN "Ratnik", Arkhangelsk
29th OSN "Bulat", Ufa
33th OSN "Peresvet", Moscow
34th OSN, Grozny
35th OSN "Rus", Simferopol

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