Poroshenko: Ukraine's army ranks eighth in Europe in terms of military strength

09:24, 26 April 2018
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Photo from Ukraine's Defense Ministry

"The Ukrainian Armed Forces are among the ten strongest armies in Europe. According to Global Firepower, it is the Ukrainian army that is the strongest armed forces among non-NATO allies on the European continent. We are proud of our military!" Poroshenko wrote on Facebook on April 25.

There are a total of 33 European powers included in the Global Firepower (GFP) rating in 2018.

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It is topped by France, followed by the United Kingdom and Germany. Italy ranks fourth, Spain fifth and Poland sixth.

Greece precedes Ukraine and the Czech Republic is behind Ukraine. Sweden ranks tenth.

In the overall 2018 Military Strength Ranking of 136 nations, Ukraine stands 29th. The world's top three armies are those of the United States, Russia, and China.

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