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A glance at military spending around the world

Tuesday - 4/1/2014, 6:30pm  ET

The Associated Press

Russian military forces are far better equipped than their counterparts in Ukraine, whose government can barely afford to pay their soldiers' salaries.

Here is a look at the amount the two former Soviet nations spend each year on each member of their armed forces, compared with even bigger-spending militaries in the East and West, according to security affairs consultancy IHS Aerospace & Defense.

The totals are in U.S. dollars per year, per member of the armed forces.

--United States $381,306

--United Kingdom $330,810

--France $231,934

--Russia $83,478

--China $77,712

--India $35,732

--Ukraine $11,937


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