The Ukrainian navy is still unmistakably struggling to regain its footing and reconstitute its strength.
Although it has come at enormous human and financial cost, the conflict between Russia and Ukraine that has raged in the latter’s eastern territories since 2014 has helped spark a fundamental transformation of the Ukrainian military. The country now boasts the second-largest standing army in Europe (behind that of Russia), while a newfound sense of national unity—together with new training and greater readiness—has forged an increasingly capable fighting force. Nevertheless, at least one notable weak spot in Ukraine’s current military posture remains.
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Source: The National Interest