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Militia battalions and anti-terrorist operation forces in Ukraine: who is who. Infographics

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

In an armed conflict in the south-east of Ukraine, in addition to the regular army, battalions of the ATO forces are involved. They mainly consist of activists from various organizations and members of the Maidan and have their own name and symbolism. The battalions are subordinated to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, as well as their own commanders.

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

On Wednesday, President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree that significantly expands the powers of the security forces involved in the ATO. 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, they plan to create a new volunteer battalion "Crimea" - the commander of the battalion "Donbass" Semyon Semenchenko announced this.

What battalions of militia and anti-terrorist operation forces are involved in the war in Ukraine, look in infographics.

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Battalion "Azov"

wiki Azov (battalion) - Wikipedia

It was formed on May 5 in Mariupol, better known as “black men”.

The composition - 300 people, the commander is Andrey Biletsky.

The first to join the battalion were volunteers from various hundreds of Maidan’s Self-Defense, Avtomaydan’s activists, members of the Patriot of Ukraine movement and Social-National Assembly’s activists.

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

The number of the battalion gradually increased, and then it passed into the subordination of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

The battalion is armed with small arms, SVD sniper rifles and PKM machine guns.

Actively participated in the stripping battles of Mariupol.

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Battalion "Aydar"

wiki Aydar (battalion) - Wikipedia

Created in May 2014 on the basis of military personnel of the military unit V0624 in the Luhansk region.

The battalion page on Facebook says that it has no relation to the National Guard of Ukraine, nor to the “Right Sector”, nor to the Security Service of Ukraine or the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

The battalion submits 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, and ensure the peaceful life of the population.”

On June 17, the battalion independently set off to assault Lugansk, where it was ambushed.

As a result, at least 4 soldiers died, 12 wounded.

The number of battalions before the incident is about a hundred.

Arsenal: armored personnel carriers, assault rifles, mortars.

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The battalion "Dnepr-1"

wiki Dnieper (battalion) - Wikipedia

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

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

The battalion commander was the head of the National Defense Headquarters, Yury Bereza.

It consists of volunteers aged from 19 to 50 years old, the head of the Dnipropetrovsk region Igor Kolomoisky is financing the activities of the battalion

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

The personnel are outfitted, like the battalions "Azov" and "Donbass", in a special uniform in black, and armed with only small arms.

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Battalion "Artyomovsk"

wiki "Artyomovsk" (battalion) - Wikipedia

Created on May 8, the number of 200 people.

The main task of the battalion is to ensure public order at checkpoints in the area of ​​the anti-terrorist operation in Donetsk.

The commander of the police major Konstantin Mateychenko.

Protection of the population from separatists and terrorists. and

Fulfillment of tasks to be determined by the leadership of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine

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Battalion "Donbass"

wiki Donbass (battalion) - Wikipedia

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

The commander is Semen Semenchenko.

The formation of the detachment was held with the assistance of the National Defense Headquarters of the Dnipropetrovsk region, and the special battalion "Donbass" under the National Guard of Ukraine was created in May.

The created special forces unit is engaged in reconnaissance, counter-sabotage and assault operations, as well as covering the state border in eastern Ukraine.

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

Actively participates in special operations.

Armament - small arms, heavy weapons will be received by fighters when they leave to guard the border.

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Battalion "Lugansk-1"

Established in June 2014, the number of 200 people.

Commander Andrei Levko.

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

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Battalion "Sicheslav"

Created on May 8, the number of 100 people.

The commander of the militia major is Vladislav Portyanko.

The main tasks of the battalion - Performs combat missions on the territory of the ATO.

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Battalion "Shakhtersk"

Created on June 16, the number of 200 people.

Commander Andrei Filonenko.

The main tasks of the battalion - Performs combat missions on the territory of the ATO.

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Battalion "Ukraine"

wiki Ukraine (battalion) - Wikipedia

The initiative to create a battalion was made by MP Oleg Lyashko on May 10, stating that he was forming a volunteer detachment to fight separatism.

Nardep reported that the battalion participates in fights in the east and is a part of National guard (submits to the Ministry of Internal Affairs. - Avt.).

On May 23, the fighters cleared and freed the executive committee of the city Torez of the Donetsk region from the supporters of the “DPR”.

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

And the other day, the fighters of the Azov battalion accused Lyashko of issuing Azov for his battalion, such information was spread by the media.

And Interior Minister Arsen Avakov refused to enroll 15 candidates from the list submitted by Oleg Lyashko into the ranks of the Ukraine battalion because of the criminal convictions, the minister wrote on his page on social networks.

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