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The Military Imbalance in Russia and Ukraine

Ethnic and linguistic divisions in Ukraine • Moscow Russian western military district Ethnic Ukrainian, mostly Ukrainian-speaking About 20 brigades, each of up to 6,000 troops, including combat, airborne and special forces Ethnic Ukrainian, mostly Russian-speaking RUSSIAN WESTERN MILITARY DISTRICT Significant ethnic Russian population, mostly Russian-speaking One tank division Ethnic Russian majority Romanian, Moldovan and Bulgarian minorities 20 air squadrons and six attack helicopter squadrons totalling more than 400 aircraft BELARUS RUSSIA Ukraine's military 130,000 troops • Kiev •Lviv RUSSIAN SOUTHERN MILITARY UKRAINE Two tank brigades Dnipropetrovsk More than 200 combat-capable aircraft DISTRICT Donetsk • • Rostov- on-Don Russian southern military district MOLDOVA Around 20 brigades, including motor rifle, special forces and combat Odessa 18 air squadrons including fighter and ground attack. More than 300 fighter and ground attack aircraft. Five attack helicopter squadrons including 36 attack helicopters ROMANIA Black Sea GEORGIA 50 MILES Russian Crimean force Black Sea fleet including attack submarine and five surface UKRAINE warships at Sevastopol Russian checkpoint At least three brigades at Sevastopol, maximum 25,000 troops in Crimea under bilateral deal. Accused of sending another 6,000 troops this weekend Armyansk Sea of Azov Russian checkpoint Ukrainian Crimean force • Dzhankoi Daleke RUSSIA Kerch CRIMEA Ukrainian coastguard vessels removed from Kerch and Sevastopol OFeodisia Saky 14,500 troops Simferopol Sudak 10 warships in port of Sevastopol Perevalnoye Sevastopol Recent Russian troop movements Suspected Black Sea fleet detachments securing airports at Simferopol and Kacha • Yalta Black Sea Balaklava Fleet units encircling Ukrainian forces at Perevalnoye, Feodisia, Balaklava and Sevastopol SOURCE: ISS, WIRES

The Military Imbalance in Russia and Ukraine

shared by David on Mar 06
Depicts the military imbalance faced in the Russia Ukraine conflict.


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