Kruk Battalion

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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.

STRUCTURE

The structure of this battalion is unknown.

UNIFORMS

Multicam

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.

EQUIPMENT

BTR-60

Type: APC | Quantity: 2

WARPATH

Popasna

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.

   

CASUALTIES

Manpower

No soldier of the battalion was killed during the anti-terrorist operation but one died during a training in Ivano-Frankivsk region in 2015.

Equipment

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