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|8 August 2014 – today||50th Regiment||Mechanized Infantry||1000 men||Ivano-Frankivsk||Government|
4th Operation Battalion „Kruk“ (батальйон Крук) is a military battalion of the National Guard of Ukraine. Military reservists and volunteers from all over of Ukraine, including Crimea, joined the unit. The battalion is supported by local Cossacks organization. The unit was deployed on the frontline in Luhansk region and to Popasna. Their duty was to maintain checkpoints and protect public order. Six soldiers were wounded during the course of first months of deployment, but none was killed.
The structure of this battalion is unknown.
Locally made Multicam uniform is a cheap and popular variant for soldiers in Ukraine. The camouflage is designed for usage in various environments.
National Guard received a dark variation of Viper camouflage in 2014 among other variants. The uniform works well in urban combat.
Type: APC | Quantity: 2
18 July 2014 – 22 June 2014
On July 8, 2014, the Pro-Russian forces captured the town and set up checkpoints on its outskirts. Ukrainian side responded with force and liberated the town.
No soldier of the battalion was killed during the anti-terrorist operation but one died during a training in Ivano-Frankivsk region in 2015.
There are no reports of losses of equipment for this unit.