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How strong is the Ukrainian military?

Russia has invaded the former Soviet state for the second time in 10 years.

As Russia invades Ukraine for the second time in the space of a decade, Forces News asks how far the Ukrainian forces have come since the annexation of Crimea in 2014.

Nicola Fasola, a Russian military expert from the University of Birmingham, says Moscow has "all the military cards to win" the new war in Europe.

Despite this, he credits Ukraine with a "more modern" and better equipped armed forces than in 2014, but maintains that some of the kit is still generally "outdated".