Ukrainian military units: who is who?
In an armed conflict in southeastern Ukraine, military units are involved in addition to activist battalions.
A military unit (military unit) is an organizationally independent combat, training, and administrative unit in the Armed Forces.
In the fleet (navy) of a military unit, a ship corresponds.
Military units located permanently or temporarily in the village or outside it constitute a garrison.
What military units of anti-terrorist operation forces participate in war in Ukraine, look in our article.
39th territorial defense battalion
39 territorial defense battalion was created the first in May 2014 in the Dnipropetrovsk region.
Since June 15, the battalion was relocated to the anti-terrorist operation zone, to participate in the anti-terrorist operation.
40th territorial defense battalion
40 battalion of territorial defense of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine ("Kryvbas").
Created in May 2014. The population is 424 people.
Tasks: guarding and protecting the state border, providing conditions for the reliable functioning of state authorities, military command and control agencies, strategic deployment of troops, protection of important communications facilities, combating sabotage, reconnaissance forces, and other armed formations of the aggressor.
Curator of the battalion group: Nikolai Kolesnik
20th territorial defense battalion
20th territorial defense battalion - a separate battalion was created in the Dnipropetrovsk region with the support of the Headquarters of the national defense of the Dnipropetrovsk region. The battalion is subordinate to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine
The staffing was completed on May 10, 2014. The battalion is staffed by volunteers, the service is contracted.
In early May 2014, the battalion was involved in the maintenance of public order in Dnepropetrovsk. Together with other battalions participated in operations in Mariupol. May 30 was aimed at protecting railway stations on the border of the Dnipropetrovsk and Donetsk regions.
17 separate tank brigade
17th Separate Guards Kryvyi Rih Orders of the Red Banner and Suvorov, II Degree Tank Brigade
The 17th separate Kryvyi Rih Guards Order of the Red Banner and Suvorov II degree tank brigade was formed on August 16, 1940 as part of the Ural military district in the city of Chebarkul, Chelyabinsk region, as a 174 rifle division.
On July 5, 1958, at the request of the leadership and residents of the city, part of the division arrived at a new location - the city of Krivoy Rog.
In February 1992, the personnel of the division made a military oath of allegiance to the Ukrainian people. From this time begins a new stage in the history of unity - the protection of the independence and sovereignty of Ukraine.
In 1998, the division was awarded the Battle Banner, as a high assessment of the achievements and successes of the military unit. In September 2003, the 17th Guards Tank Division was reorganized into the 17th Separate Guards Kryvyi Rih of the Order of the Red Banner and Suvorov II degree tank brigade.
93 separate mechanized brigade
25 separate airborne brigade
The 25th separate Dnepropetrovsk air brigade of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is a military unit of the Highly mobile landing forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The brigade by its purpose was prepared for operations behind enemy lines, equipped with the appropriate weapons and can be landed in its entirety with personnel and equipment to complete the mission.
In accordance with the order of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine dated May 5, 1993, in the city of Bolgrad, Odessa Region, the formation of the first airborne division of the Armed Forces of Ukraine began on the basis of the ninety-eighth Guards Air Division. On the basis of the 217th Guards Parachute Regiment from the ninety-eighth air division, the twenty-fifth air brigade is formed.
On June 5, 1993, the personnel of the twenty-fifth airborne brigade as part of the first airborne division took the oath of allegiance to the people of Ukraine.
In the period from May to July 2002, the twenty-fifth airborne brigade of the first airborne division was relocated to the town. Guards Novomoskovsky district of the Dnipropetrovsk region.
On November 8, 2002, by order of the Minister of Defense of Ukraine, the twenty-fifth separate airborne brigade was withdrawn from the first airborne division and transferred to the sixth guard army corps.
The brigade was named - the 25th separate Dnepropetrovsk air brigade.
Since the formation of the personnel of the 25th separate airborne brigade participated in numerous exercises, including international ones, it performs various tasks of the command.
The commander is Colonel Yuri Ivanovich Sodol.
3 separate special forces regiment
In accordance with the directive of the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the USSR in October 1962 in the city of Old Crimea, 10 separate special-purpose brigades were formed. In April 1964, the Brigade was awarded the Battle Banner.
With Ukraine gaining independence 10 arr., The Special Forces was reassigned to the Minister of Defense of Ukraine, and the personnel of the military unit took the oath of allegiance to the Ukrainian people.
In June 1998, 10 separate special-purpose brigades were reorganized into 1 separate special-purpose regiment (1 op SpN).
In September 2000, 1 separate special-purpose regiment was renamed to 3 separate special-purpose regiment and in July 2003 was relocated from the city of Old Crimea to the city of Kirovograd.
True to the glorious traditions, the scouts of the 3rd separate special forces regiment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine still today adequately fulfill the tasks assigned to them, writing new pages in the history of their military unit.
8 separate special forces regiment
The 8th Separate Special Forces Regiment of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was formed on the basis of the 8th Separate Special Purpose Brigade. In turn, 8 arr SPN was formed on December 15, 1962 in the city of Izyaslav, Khmelnitsky region.
With Ukraine gaining independence, the brigade was subordinated to the Minister of Defense of Ukraine, and the personnel of the military unit swore allegiance to the Ukrainian people.
In September 2003, the 8th separate special-purpose brigade was reorganized into the 8th special-purpose regiment according to the directives of the Minister of Defense of Ukraine and the commander of the Western Operational Command.
In 2004, the 8th separate special-purpose regiment was relocated to the city of Khmelnitsky.
Nowadays, thanks to hard work, high professionalism and careful preservation of glorious fighting traditions, 8 separate special-purpose regiment occupies one of the leading places among special-purpose military units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
95 separate airborne brigade
The military formation of the airmobile forces of Ukraine and the organizational-staff structure is part of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces.
On the basis of the Directive of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine dated 12.12.1992, the formation of 95 Training Center for the Training of Junior Specialists of the Airborne Forces began.
The formation of the 95th Training Center of the Airborne Forces began in Sumy on the basis of the Sumy Higher Command Artillery School.
According to the order of the Minister of Defense of Ukraine No. 010 of February 1, 1993, it was decided to move the formation of the Training Center to Zhytomyr. The training center was staffed by paratrooper officers who, after the declaration of independence of Ukraine, returned to their native land, as well as from the best servicemen of other military branches who expressed a desire to serve in the elite troops of the Armed Forces.
The formation of the first divisions ended in July 1993. Since then, the association has fully embarked on the exercises of military personnel according to the plan of combat training of the airborne forces. October 5, 1994 95 The Airborne Training Center was one of the first to be awarded the Battle Banner.
The 95th separate airmobile brigade occupies an outstanding place in the composition of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. As part of the Ground Forces, the brigade is involved in the Partnership for Peace program, in which Ukraine has been participating since 1994.
In 1995-1996, in connection with the reorganization of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the 95th Training Center was reorganized into the 95th separate airborne brigade. In October 2000, in accordance with the state program for the development of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the 95th separate airmobile brigade became part of the 8th Army Corps.
Also, carrying out the Partnership for Peace program, brigade units took part in peacekeeping missions in the republics of the former Yugoslavia - as part of the Ukrainian peacekeeping contingent.
The paratroopers performed with honor all the tasks on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, where they carried the name of the Ukrainian peacekeeper with dignity.
The commander is Colonel Zabrodsky Mikhail Vitalievich.
80 separate airborne brigade
The 80th separate airmobile brigade of the airborne forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is a military unit of the airmobile forces of Ukraine, behind the organizational and staff structure it is part of the 13th army corps of the Ground Forces of Ukraine.
The regiment was created in 1954 in Gaizhunai as part of the seventh air division.
In 1990, when the thirty-ninth separate airborne assault brigade was transferred to the Airborne Forces, it was reorganized into the 224th Airborne Training Center. In September 1993, it was reorganized into the 39th separate airborne brigade.
Subsequently, the thirty-ninth separate airborne brigade was renamed the sixth separate airborne brigade and withdrawn to the city of Lviv. The sixth separate airmobile brigade was reorganized into the 80th separate airmobile regiment.
The commander is Colonel Viktor Nikolaevich Kopachinsky.
24 separate mechanized brigade
HF A-0998, Yavorov (Lviv region) Mechanized brigade in the warehouses of the 13th Army Corps of the Ukrainian Forces (since 2003). It dates back to the twenty-fourth separate Iron Mechanized Division, which existed as part of the Armed Forces of the USSR from 1918 to 1991, and in the Armed Forces of Ukraine from 1992 to 2003.
Division motto: IRON WILL, IRON SPIRIT AND IRON STEP
The brigade took part in peacekeeping missions, in the command-and-staff exercises “Artery 2007”, “Interaction 2010”, as well as in the international exercises “Peace Shield” as part of the joint program of Ukraine and NATO - “Partnership for Peace”.
During the ATO in eastern Ukraine in 2014, several “heavy” battalion tactical groups were formed on the basis of the 24th OMBR, which were deployed in the areas of Slavyansk, Krasniy Liman and Kramatorsk. The twenty-fourth mechanized brigade fulfills the tasks with honor and dignity in the framework of the ATO in eastern Ukraine.
30 separate mechanized brigade
30th Separate Guards Rivne Novograd-Volyn Order of the Red Banner and Suvorov Mechanized Brigade
The history of the 30th separate mechanized brigade dates back to September 1, 1941, when the 83rd cavalry division was formed in the city of Samarkand in the Central Asian military district.
In 1999, the division was awarded the honorary name "Novograd-Volynsky" with the preservation of all honorary titles and awards. At the same time, the division was awarded a combat banner.
By July 30, 2004, the tank brigade was reorganized into the 30th Separate Guards Rivne Novograd-Volynsky Order of the Red Banner and Suvorov mechanized brigade.
In June 2005, on the basis of the brigade, an experiment was begun to equip units with contract servicemen.
Among the personnel of the brigade, almost 300 military personnel took part in the performance of tasks in the peacekeeping contingents in Sierra Leone, Lebanon, Iraq, and Kosovo.
79 separate airborne brigade
The seventy-ninth separate airmobile brigade of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is an integral part of the airmobile forces of Ukraine and is part of the Armed Forces of the Armed Forces for the organizational-staffing structure.
After the collapse of the USSR transferred to the jurisdiction of Ukraine. In the 90s, it was reorganized into an airmobile brigade. In the 90s, it was reorganized into the 79th separate airmobile regiment. The paratroopers of the 79th regiment took part in a number of peacekeeping operations in the countries of the former Yugoslavia (Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Slovenia, Montenegro), Sierra Leone, Iraq, Liberia.
The combat experience of peacekeeping operations provides an opportunity to develop the tactics of military operations in the city. The seventy-ninth brigade took part in a number of international exercises, where it established itself on the positive side. In 2007, the regiment was experimentally joined with the 11th Army Aviation Regiment, into a single seventy-ninth airmobile brigade.
Commander - Colonel Alexei Shandar
72 separate mechanized brigade
The seventy-second separate mechanized guards of the Krasnograd-Kiev Order of the Red Banner brigade is a regular unit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Located in the city of Bila Tserkva, Kiev region.
It was founded on December 15, 1941 in the city of Akmola Kazakh SSR as four hundred and fifty-ninth rifle division. A month later, the division received a new name - the 29th Infantry Division. After the Battle of Stalingrad, the division receives a modern numbered name - 72 Guards Rifle Division.
Since the spring of 2014, he was involved in the anti-terrorist operation in the east of Ukraine. Military personnel of the brigade with honor and dignity perform complex tasks in the framework of the ATO in eastern Ukraine.