Ukraine's military is outgunned but can still inflict a great deal of pain on Russian forces

By Frank Ledwidge
February 27 2022 - 7:00pm
A military vehicle with Ukrainian servicemen drives through the road on February 25, 2022 in Kyiv. Picture: Getty Images

Ukraine's ramshackle military offered no resistance to the Crimean annexation in February 2014. Since then the poorly equipped but well-motivated Ukrainian Army has taken thousands of casualties while fighting separatist forces in the eastern Donbas region. In the meantime, the country has embarked on an often haphazard reform program of its military which has made it - while still vulnerable in many vital respects - a rather more formidable force.



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