Ukraine over the past year, stepped right through the 8 steps in the ranking of the most militarized countries in the world, up from 23rd on the stage 15.
According to the international index of militarization, in 2016 the cost of defense in Eastern Europe was greatly increased, reports Dialog.ua with reference to наDeutsche Welle.
The report says that because of the war in the Donbas and the annexation of the Crimean Peninsula by Russia that the security situation in Europe has changed profoundly, which led to increase in many countries of military facilities.
First place in the ranking took Israel due to the large share of military in total population. The top five also includes Cyprus, Greece, Azerbaijan and Armenia.
Ukraine with the 23rd rose to the 15th position.
The USA took the 31-th place, although the cost of defense it is recognized as the largest in the world. This is because in comparison with the GDP and population portion of the expenditure on the army is very small.
In the list of most powerful armies in the Ukraine took the 25th place out of 152 countries. In the first place in this list are the US, followed by Russia, the third – China.
Earlier it was reported about, towardslacave airborne troops of Ukraine received military training in the Czech Republic in the NATO system.