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Underfunded, underequipped and with its senior leadership often seen close to Moscow, Ukraine's military has been something of a no-show in its confrontation with Moscow.Ukrainian forces have been involved in some standoffs with Russian forces particularly around bases in Crimea, some of which have long been shared between Kiev and Russian forces attached to the Black Sea Fleet.Having mobilized up to 150,000 personnel last week for what it said at the time were exercises, Russia could rapidly reinforce them with many more if it wished.London's International Institute for Strategic Studies think tank estimates Russia has some 845,000 military personnel alongside some 2 million reserves with recent military training.It has an estimated 129,950 service personnel with 64,750 in the army, 13,950 in the navy, 45,250 in the air force and another 6,000 in separate airborne units.Before moving into Ukraine, Moscow last week mobilized some 150,000 troops, many of them recently re-equipped units.
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