Totaling 260,000 personnel, the Ukrainian army is now among the largest forces in Europe, with several thousand soldiers on active duty in the Anti-terrorist/Joint Forces Operation zone in the east of Ukraine. Since 1992, Ukrainian forces have been actively engaged in multiple exercises and peacekeeping missions under UN and NATO command across Balkans, the Middle East, and Africa. Ukrainian naval units also participated in anti-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia.
As of today there are nearly 11,000 veterans with disabilities as a result of taking part in military operations in the Eastern Ukraine. The Ministry for Veteran Affairs of Ukraine is the main body in the system of central executive bodies of Ukraine that is responsible for the rehabilitation of servicemen and veterans who have received injuries , wound or illnesses as a result of military service.
The Ukraine’s wounded warrior sport rehabilitation initiatives aim to provide new opportunities for active servicemembers and veterans through sports and physical recovery to overcome the consequences of their war wounds, injuries and illnesses. Ukraine’s Warrior Games team is comprised of 40 wounded, ill and\or injured active-duty soldiers and veterans. Ukraine’s Warrior Games team is proud participant of the DoD Warrior Games!