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“The Ukrainian Armed Forces definitely rank among Europe’s top strongest armies,” he said at the National Defense Academy on March 23.

Poroshenko also said that the Ukrainian forces were in an appalling condition just a year ago: military formations were understaffed and the logistics services were far from what they should have been, he said.

But even in such condition the Ukrainian forces managed to halt the militants’ offensive in Donbas and liberated some towns in eastern Ukraine, including Mariupol, Slovyansk and Kramatorsk, he said.

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