14th Mechanized Brigade

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2014 – today OC West Mechanized Infantry Brigade Separate Volynskyi, Volyn Region

14th Mechanized Brigade (14-та окрема механізована бригада) is a mechanized brigade of Armed Forces of Ukraine. The unit was formed in December 2014 from elements of disbanded 51st Mechanized Brigade (scouts, tank unit, engineers, anti-tank unit) and newly created units. 14th Mechanized Brigade represented Ukraine at tank competition Strong Europe in 2017 and 2018 and it’s also regularly deployed to Donbas.

1st Mechanized Battalion

The battalion was formed on May 31, 2014 as 1st Territorial Defense “Volyn”. In 2015, it was reformatted again as 1st Mechanized Battalion under the command of 14th Mechanized Brigade.

2nd Mechanized Battalion

The second mechanized battalion of 14th Mechanized Brigade.

3rd Mechanized Battalion

The third mechanized battalion of 14th Mechanized Brigade.

Tank Battalion

Tank battalion of the brigade equipped with T-64BV tanks. The unit was transferred to the brigade from the disbanded 51st Mechanized Brigade.

Artillery Group

Brigade artillery group equipped with 2S1 and 2S3 self-propelled artillery vehicles. Part of the unit was transferred to the brigade from the disbanded 51st Mechanized Brigade.

Reconnaissance Company

Brigade scouts. The unit is equipped with BRDM-2s. The unit was transferred to the brigade from the disbanded 51st Mechanized Brigade.

Anti-Aircraft Company

The company provides protection against danger from the air. It’s equipped with 2K22 Tunguska and ZU-23 static anti-aircraft guns.

Support units

This includes all rear elements such as engineers, communication, medics, and material support unit.



The camouflage was officially adopted as standard camouflage of Armed Forces of Ukraine in 2014. The semi-arid, with the addition of digital pattern, works well in Ukrainian nature.


Type: MBT | Quantity: 13


Type: IFV | Quantity: 38


Type: APC | Quantity: 17


Type: LAV | Quantity: 2+

2S1 Gvozdika

Type: Artillery | Quantity: 18

2S3 Akatsiya

Type: Command | Quantity: 18

BM-21 Grad

Type: Artillery | Quantity: 18

2K22 Tunguska

Type: AA | Quantity: 8

Most of the equipment of the 51st Mechanized Brigade was transferred to other units. 14th Mechanized Brigade uses newly refurbished equipment or vehicles supplied from abroad (BMP-1s are from Poland).


4 August 2014 – today

The town was liberated by Ukrainian forces in August 2014. Separatists launched an offensive in 2015 and captured more than a half of the town before Ukrainian reinforcements pushed them back to original positions.



According to preliminary data, the unit lost the following equipment:

  • none

Troops rotation – Summer 2019

Summer of 2019 marked a significant change of forces in Donbas. Two brigades have been replaced and social reports reveal deployment of several more units.

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14th Mechanized Brigade available

A page of 14th Mechanized Brigade of Armed Forces of Ukraine was added to our site. The page contains the unit’s structure, uniforms, warpath, and more.

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