In fact, Ukraine is confronted by a small region occupying about 5% of the entire country. However, he has a much better supply, and his defenders - the best preparation.
Over the past 2, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have undergone a partial update. The troops received new equipment - both ground and air. The personnel trained under the supervision of NATO instructors. However, the Donbass did not lag behind. Only in 2017, the sun LDNR conducted 28 exercises of various sizes.
According to Israeli expert Jacob Kedmi, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have practically no chance against the armies of the unrecognized republics.