Ukrainian Military units: who is who?
In the armed conflict in the southeast of Ukraine, military units are involved in addition to battalions of activists.
Military unit (VCH) is an organizationally independent combat, training and administrative-economic unit in the Armed Forces (AF).
The fleet (naval fleet) of the military unit corresponds to the ship.
Military units stationed permanently or temporarily in a settlement or outside it constitute a garrison.
What military units of the ATU forces participate in the war in Ukraine, see our article.
39th Battalion of Territorial Defense
39th battalion of territorial defense was created first in May 2014 in the Dnepropetrovsk region.
Since June 15, the battalion was transferred to the ATU zone, to participate in the antiterrorist operation.
40th Battalion of Territorial Defense
40th Battalion of territorial defense of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine ("Kryvbas").
Created in May 2014. The number is 424 people.
Tasks: protection and protection of the state border, provision of conditions for the reliable functioning of government bodies, 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.
The curator of the battalion group: Nikolai Kolesnik
20th Battalion of Territorial Defense
The 20th Battalion of Territorial Defense - a separate battalion was established in the Dnepropetrovsk region with the support of the National Defense Headquarters of the Dnipropetrovsk Region. The battalion reports to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine
Completion of personnel completed on May 10, 2014. The battalion is staffed by volunteers, the service is under contract.
In early May 2014 the battalion was brought to the protection of public order in Dnepropetrovsk. Together with other battalions he took part in operations in Mariupol. May 30 was sent to protect the railway stations on the border of Dnepropetrovsk and Donetsk regions.
17 separate tank brigade
17 separate guards Krivorozhsky orders of the Red Banner and Suvorov II degree tank brigade
17 separate Guards Krivoy Rog Red Banner and Suvorov II degree tank brigade was formed August 16, 1940 in the Urals Military District in Chebarkul, Chelyabinsk region, as 174 rifle division.
On July 5, 1958, at the request of the leadership and the city residents, parts 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 a new stage in the history of the union - the defense of independence and sovereignty of Ukraine - begins.
In 1998, the division was awarded the Battle Flag as a high assessment of the achievements and successes of the military unit of the formation. In September 2003, the 17th Guards Tank Division was reorganized into a 17th Guards detachment of the Brigade of the Red Banner and Suvorov II Guards Brigade.
93 separate mechanized brigade
25 separate airborne brigade
25th Separate Dnepropetrovsk Airborne Brigade of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine - military unit Highly mobile landing troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The brigade, according to its purpose, is prepared for operations in the rear of the enemy, equipped with appropriate weapons and can be fully airborne with personnel and equipment to carry out the task.
In accordance with the order of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine on May 5, 1993, the formation of the first landing division of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was started in the city of Bolgrad, Odessa Region, on the basis of the ninety-eighth Guards Air Division. On the basis of the 217th Guards Parachute Regiment from the composition of the ninety-eighth air division - the twenty-fifth air brigade is being formed.
On June 5, 1993, the personnel of the 25th Airborne Brigade, as part of the first landing division, took the oath of allegiance to the people of Ukraine.
Between May and July 2002 the twenty-fifth air brigade of the first airborne division was redeployed to the town. Gvardeyskoye Novomoskovsk district of the Dnepropetrovsk region.
On 8 November 2002, by order of the Minister of Defense of Ukraine, the twenty-fifth separate air brigade was withdrawn from the first landing division and transferred to the Sixth Guards Army Corps.
The brigade was named - the 25th separate Dnepropetrovsk air brigade.
Since its inception, the personnel of the 25th separate airborne brigade have participated in numerous exercises, including those on an international scale, and have carried out various tasks for the command.
Commander - Colonel Yuri Ivanovich Sodol.
3 separate special purpose regiment
In accordance with the directive of the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the USSR, in October 1962, 10 separate brigades of special purpose were formed in the city of Stary Krym. In April 1964 the Brigade was awarded the Battle Flag.
With Ukraine gaining independence, the 10th order of the SPS 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 brigade was reorganized into one separate special-purpose regiment (1 op Spn).
In September 2000, 1 separate regiment of special purpose was renamed into a 3 separate regiment of special purpose and in July 2003 was relocated from the city of Stary Krym to the city of Kirovograd.
Faithful to the glorious traditions of the scouts of the three separate regiments of the special purpose of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and today they are carrying out the tasks assigned to them with dignity, inscribing new pages in the history of their military unit.
8 separate special purpose regiment
8 a separate regiment of the special purpose of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was formed on the basis of 8 separate brigade of special purpose. In turn, the 8th order of the SPS was formed on December 15, 1962 in the city of Izyaslav, Khmelnitsky region.
With Ukraine gaining independence, the brigade was reassigned to the Minister of Defense of Ukraine, and the personnel of the military unit swore allegiance to the Ukrainian people.
In September 2003, 8 separate brigade of special purpose according to the directives of the Minister of Defense of Ukraine and the commander of the troops of the Western operational command was reorganized into the 8th separate regiment of special purpose.
In 2004, 8 separate regiment of special purpose was relocated to the city of Khmelnitsky.
At present, thanks to persistent military labor, high professionalism and careful preservation of glorious military traditions, the 8th Special Regiment occupies one of the leading positions among special military units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
95 separate airmobile brigade
The military union of the airborne troops of Ukraine and the organizational-staff structure is part of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces.
On the basis of the directive of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from 12.12.1992 the formation of the 95 Training Center for the training of junior specialists of the Airborne Forces began.
The formation of the 95th Airborne Training Center 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 formations of the Training Center to Zhitomir. The training center was completed from the paratrooper officers who, after the proclamation of Ukraine's independence, returned to their native land, as well as from the best servicemen of other combat arms who expressed a desire to serve in the elite troops of the Armed Forces.
Formation of the first units ended in July 1993. Since then, the association has fully started military exercises under the plan of combat training of the Airborne Forces. October 5, 1994 95 The Airborne Training Center was one of the first to receive the Battle Flag.
The 95th separate airmobile brigade occupies an outstanding place in the composition of the Land 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 involved since 1994.
In 1995-1996, the 95th Training Center in connection with the reorganization of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was reorganized into the 95th separate airborne brigade. In October 2000, in accordance with the state development program of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the 95th individual airmobile brigade became part of the 8th Army Corps.
Also, carrying out the "Partnership for Peace" program, the units of the brigade took part in carrying out peacekeeping missions in the republics of the former Yugoslavia - as part of the Ukrainian peacekeeping contingent.
The military paratroopers honoredly fulfilled all the assigned tasks on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, where they dignifiedly carried the name of the Ukrainian peacekeeper.
The commander is Colonel Mikhail Zabrodsky.
80 separate airmobile brigade
The 80th separate airborne brigade of the Airborne Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is a military unit of the airborne troops of Ukraine, behind the organizational and staff structure it is part of the 13th Army Corps of the Land Force of Ukraine.
The regiment was created in 1954 in Gaydzhunai as part of the 7th Air Division.
In 1990, when the airborne infantry assault brigade was transferred to the Airborne Force, 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 individual airmobile brigade was renamed into 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 Nikolayevich Kopachinsky.
24 separate mechanized brigade
HF A-0998 Yavorov (Lvov region) Mechanized brigade of the storage of the 13th Army Corps of the Ukrainian Defense Forces (since 2003). Its history dates back to the twenty-fourth separate Iron Mechanized Division, which existed in the Armed Forces of the USSR from 1918 to 1991, and in the Armed Forces of Ukraine from 1992 to 2003.
The division's motto: IRON WILL, IRON SPIRIT AND STEP IRON
The brigade took part in peacekeeping missions, in the command post exercises Arteria 2007, Interaction 2010, as well as in the international exercises Shield of Peace in the framework of the joint program of Ukraine and NATO - Partnership for Peace.
With ATO in the east of Ukraine in 2014, several "heavy" battalion tactical groups were formed on the basis of the 24th OMBR, which were deployed in the Slavyansk, Red Liman and Kramatorsk areas. The twenty-fourth mechanized brigade with honor and dignity carries out tasks within the framework of conducting ATO in the east of Ukraine.
30 separate mechanized brigade
The 30th separate Guards Rovno 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 of the Central Asian Military District.
In 1999, the division was given the honorary name "Novograd-Volynsky" with all honorary titles and awards preserved. At the same time, the division was given a military banner.
By July 30, 2004 the tank brigade was reorganized into the 30th separate guards Rovno Novograd-Volynsky Order of the Red Banner and Suvorov mechanized brigade.
In June 2005, on the basis of the brigade, an experiment was started to staff the units with contract servicemen.
Among the brigade's personnel, almost 300 servicemen took part in carrying out missions in peacekeeping contingents in Sierra Leone, Lebanon, Iraq, Kosovo.
79 separate airmobile brigade
The Seventy-ninth separate airmobile brigade of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is an integral part of the airborne troops of Ukraine and is part of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces for its organizational and staff 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 90's it was reorganized into the 79th separate airmobile regiment. 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 makes it possible to develop tactics of military operations in the city. The seventy-ninth brigade took part in a number of international exercises, where it proved itself on the positive side. In 2007, the regiment was experimentally connected with the 11th regiment of army aviation, in an unified seventy-ninth airmobile brigade.
Commander - Colonel Alexei Shandar
72 separate mechanized brigade
The seventy-second separate guards mechanized Krasnograd-Kiev Order of the Red Banner brigade - a regular unit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. It is located in the city of White Church of the Kiev region.
Formed December 15, 1941 in the city of Akmola Kazakh SSR as the 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 - the 72th Guards Rifle Division.
Since the spring of 2014 involved in the anti-terrorist operation in the East of Ukraine. Brigade servicemen with honor and dignity carry out complex tasks within the framework of conducting ATU in the east of Ukraine.