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Battalions of militias and ATU forces in Ukraine: who is who. Infographics

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Батальоны ополченцев и сил АТО на Украине: кто есть кто. Инфографика

In the armed conflict in the southeast of Ukraine, in addition to the regular army, battalions of ATU forces are involved. Basically they consist of activists of various organizations and participants of the Maidan and have their name and symbolism. Battalions are subordinate to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, as well as their own commanders.

The army of the self-proclaimed Lugansk and Donetsk republics consists entirely of volunteers.

On Wednesday, President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree, which significantly expands the powers of the siloviki taking part in the ATU. And the Ministry of Internal Affairs continues to form units that will be involved in the protection of public order and special operations in the East. Soon, to participate in the ATO, plan to create a new volunteer battalion "Crimea" - this was reported by the commander of the battalion "Donbass" Semyon Semenchenko.

What battalions of militia and ATU forces are involved in the war in Ukraine, see infographics.

Украинские Воинские части: кто есть кто?

Battalion "Azov"

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Was formed on May 5 in Mariupol, is better known as "black men".

Composition - 300 people, commander - Andrei Biletsky.

The first in the battalion included volunteers from various hundreds of Self Defense Maidan, activists of Avtomaydan, members of the movement "Patriot of Ukraine" and activists of the "Social-National Assembly".

Initially, "black men" recorded a video, in which they told that they were going to defend the east of Ukraine from the separatists.

The number of the battalion gradually increased, and then it became subordinate to the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

In the arsenal of the battalion - small arms, sniper rifles SVD and machine guns PKM.

Actively took part in the battles for the mopping up of Mariupol.

Украинские Воинские части: кто есть кто?

Battalion "Aidar"

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It was created in May 2014 on the basis of servicemen of the military unit B0624 in the Lugansk region.

The page of the battalion in Facebook says that it has nothing to do with the National Guard of Ukraine, nor the "Right Sector", nor the Security Service or the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

The battalion reports to the Ministry of Defense, and its main task is "to protect the borders of Ukraine, restore constitutional order in the eastern regions, fight against terrorists and separatists, ensure the peaceful life of the population."

June 17, the battalion independently went to storm Lugansk, where he was ambushed.

As a result, at least 4 soldiers were killed and 12 wounded.

The number of the battalion before the incident - about a hundred people.

Arsenal: armored vehicles, assault rifles, mortars.

Украинские Воинские части: кто есть кто?

Battalion "Dnepr-1"

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One of the first battalions of the special purpose of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, was established in April 2014.

The call of volunteers began on April 14, and initially took place in the building of the administration of Dnipropetrovsk region.

The commander of the battalion was the head of the National Defense Staff Yuri Bereza.

It consists of volunteers aged from 19 to 50 years, the head of the Dnipropetrovsk region Igor Kolomoisky finances the battalion's activities.

Battalion fighters take an active part in the antiterrorist operation and serve at the roadblocks in the South-East.

Personnel are uniformed, like the battalions "Azov" and "Donbass", in a special uniform of black color, and armed - only with small arms.

Украинские Воинские части: кто есть кто?

Battalion "Artemovsk"

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Created on May 8, the number of 200 people.

The main task of the battalion is to ensure public order at roadblocks in the ATU zone in Donetsk.

Commander Major of the Police Constantine Mateichenko.

Protection of the population from separatists and terrorists. and

Implementation of tasks that will be determined by the leadership of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine

Украинские Воинские части: кто есть кто?

Battalion "Donbass"

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Volunteer detachment, formed in mid-April 2014, to participate in the ATU in the East.

Commander - Semen Semenchenko.

Formation of the detachment was conducted with the assistance of the National Defense Headquarters of the Dnipropetrovsk region, and the special battalion "Donbass" under the National Guard of Ukraine was established in May.

The created special forces detachment is engaged in conducting reconnaissance, counter-sabotage and assault operations, as well as covering the state border in the east of Ukraine.

As of June 7, there were 630 people in the special battalion.

Actively takes part in special operations.

Armament - small, heavy weapons fighters will receive when they leave to guard the border.

Украинские Воинские части: кто есть кто?

Battalion "Lugansk-1"

Established in June 2014, the strength of 200 people.

Commander Andrei Levko.

The main tasks of the battalion are to ensure public order at roadblocks, as well as to carry out other tasks from the leadership of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Украинские Воинские части: кто есть кто?

Sicheslav Battalion

Created on May 8, the number of 100 people.

Commander Major of the police Vladislav Portyanko.

The main tasks of the battalion - Performs combat missions in the territory of the ATU.

Украинские Воинские части: кто есть кто?

Shakhtarsk Battalion

Created on June 16, the strength of 200 people.

Commander Andrei Filonenko.

The main tasks of the battalion - Performs combat missions in the territory of the ATU.

Украинские Воинские части: кто есть кто?

Battalion "Ukraine"

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With the initiative to create a battalion, the People's Deputy Oleg Lyashko spoke on May 10, saying that he is forming a volunteer detachment to fight separatism.

The People's Deputy informed that the battalion participates in the fighting in the East and is part of the National Guard (subordinated to the Ministry of Internal Affairs. - Author).

On May 23, the fighters were cleared and released by the executive committee of the city of Torez of the Donetsk region from the supporters of the "DNR".

Information about the number and armament of the battalion is unknown.

And the other day the soldiers of the battalion Azov accused Lyashko of giving out Azov for his battalion - this information was spread by the media.

And the head of the Interior Ministry Arsen Avakov refused to enlist 15 candidates from the list submitted by Oleg Lyashko to the ranks of the "Ukraine" battalion, because of the convictions of the fighters, the minister wrote on his page in social networks.

Батальоны ополченцев и сил АТО на Украине: кто есть кто. Инфографика