Kruk Battalion

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8 August 2014 – today


50th Regiment


Mechanized Infantry


300 men





4th Operation Battalion „Kruk“ (батальйон Крук) is a military battalion of the National Guard of Ukraine. Military reservists and volunteers from all over Ukraine, including Crimea, joined the unit. The battalion is supported by the local Cossacks organization. The unit was deployed on the frontline in the Luhansk region and to Popasna. Their duty was to maintain checkpoints and protect public order. Six soldiers were wounded during the course of the first months of deployment, but none was killed.

List of news posts which mentions the unit.

1st Company

There is no info about the 1st battalion.

2nd Company

There is no info about the 2nd battalion.

3rd Company

There is no info about the 3rd battalion.


Locally made Multicam uniform is a cheap and popular variant for soldiers in Ukraine. The camouflage is designed for usage in various environments.

Viper Dark

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 training in the Ivano-Frankivsk region in 2015.


There are no reports of losses of equipment for this unit.