Ukraine Vs Russia: Comparing the Military capabilities
How do Russia & Ukraine compare militarily? Which side are the odds stacked against? Who will have the edge in case of a war?
The other issue is that an attacking force generally has greater challenges in invading as opposed to a defending force.
Thanks for letting the world know something huge is brewing.
Modern battle is not about the quantity of soldiers but it is about the best technology, brilliant strategies and intelligence together with quantity of ammunitions.
Ukrainians are one of toughest people I know. They show no fear and are content On fighting for their freedom despite the massacre army they face. I’m falling in love with Ukrainians.
One small detail you've forgot to mention, how modern are those weapons Ukraine has... Most of them are probably in Russia's museums for years already.
In case of war, if they fight on Ukraine soil, the Ukraine will have more casualties irregardless of their military capabilities and support they are offered by the west
Don't be taken for a fool, you can't compare Russia to Ukraine, it's ridiculous that out of context completely
Common now ,stop it already don't disrespect russia
In 1314 a small Scottish army of farmers defeated the English army's heavily armored knights with nothing but wooden spikes and the will to kill.
Wng a war is all about strategy, not about who has the most equipment.
not really apples to apples comparison. I doubt Russia will deploy 100% of it's forces to engage Ukraine. It has other borders to defend in a vast country it cannot leave totally undefended.
US is deploying 3000 troops not 300000.
V K Gupta
This particular crisis is a game of chicken between Russia and the West. The numbers do not matter. The longer this standoff continues the less is the likelihood of a shooting war for two reasons: (1) Russia has lost the initiative, and (2) the West has longer lead time to beef up their military preparations and fine tune the sanctions regime. So, it will be a diplomatic exercise to offer Russia a face saving opportunity to stand down.
it's not even close...
Ukraine can stand up the 2nd most powerful nation on earth... Ukraine can maybe fight a defensive war, but it won't carry on for very long beacuse of the surprisingly high amount of Russians in parts of Ukraine
In military conflict; it is always difficult to make a prediction because of the unknown factors.
Air Superiority is key to a successful offensive, while not having it makes a successful attack almost impossible. Take for instance the Battle of Ardennes in 1944, German offensive. The allied have had total air supremacy, and the German failed miserably. Tanks have no mobility if they are prey to constant air attacks and cannot do quick maneuvers anymore. Another example is the Battle of Britain in 1941. The Germans cancelled the invasion of Great Britain, because they failed to achieve air superiority. Not good enough to do an amphibious landing on foreign soil.
If they want war then,
Russia would be almost impossible to invade ( geography and AA defences etc)
If Russia defeats Ukraine militarily, it will lose them politically. As well, it will pay the price in occupation, foreign relations, economic ramifications and much more. It is in Russia's best interests to not invade. There is far more to lose than gain.
I think you forgot that RUSSIA has 6500+ nuclear weapons.
Defence mainly has the upper hand in a battle.
Ukraine seems equip enough to counter any Russian ground attack
Not that simple. Would Russia deploy all its forces to Ukraine. If it is afraid of NAT and others it would have to proportionately deploy elsewhere also otherwise it would leave a large proportion of its landmass and borderlines vulnerable to attack, especially if it considers its attack on Ukraine would start WW3.
Hands and Paws
isn`t it obvious? without any help from allies Russia would definitely be ahead by a wide margin.
America has never lost to any nation on earth and its military capability is highly classified until you fall into their trap that's how you learn.
I strongly suggest diplomacy!
Question is how much is Russia staging on Ukraine's border?
i understand Putin concerns, but Ukrainians have a right to think for themselves and what they want without having Russians to invade.
They both crazy.
So ask yourself 'why would Ukraine ever ask for a conflict' ...Who is the aggressor in all conceivable logic .
Quantity and quality are both determining factors when concluding military strength. Unfortunately Russia is in front on both quantity and quality in most areas.
oppressor vs the oppressed..this situation should be a wake up call to smaller countries
压迫者 VS 被压迫者，这种情况给小国敲响了警钟。
Outcome of war is determined largely by the combatants will to fight. The Russians proved that in ww2.
Base on percentage of population, Russia have less power than Ukraine. Ukraine have more friends than Russia too!