In 2014, the ‘decrepit’ Ukrainian army hit the refresh button. Eight years later, it’s paying off

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In 2014, Ukraine's military was called "decrepit" by one national security analyst, and its navy was in "a sorry state." Ukrainian General Victor Muzhenko, a former top commander of Ukraine's armed forces, went as far to say that the military was "an army literally in ruins."