Kulchitskyi Battalion

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15 March 2014 – today 27th Brigade Mechanized Infantry 1000 men Kyiv Government

1st Battalion of Operation Purpose named after Hero of Ukraine General Sergey Kulchytskyi (Батальйон імені Кульчицького) is a volunteer battalion formed from the members of Maidan Self-Defense units. Their training took place in the base of special force unit Bars, which participated against Maidan protesters. The first weeks were described by volunteers as one of the worst days in their lives. Even though resources were very limited and many soldiers lacked bulletproof vests, helmets and heavy weapons such as RPGs, they did a huge amount of work and were praised by soldiers from regular units.

STRUCTURE

 

The structure of this battalion is unknown.

UNIFORMS

Viper Dark

National Guard received a dark variation of Viper camouflage in 2014 among other variants. The uniform works well in urban combat.

Multicam

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

A-TACS AU

Most likely a locally made version of A-TACS. The pattern is not very popular as it doesn’t look nice but it’s very effective in rural parts of Ukraine.

British DPM

Locally made British DPM is popular among Ukrainian volunteers. It’s cheap and widely available, same as Flecktarn. Work well in the natural environment.

EQUIPMENT

 

BTR-80

Type: APC | Quantity: 1

Kozak-2

Type: LAV | Quantity: 1+

Kraz Shrek

Type: LAV | Quantity: 1+

Varta

Type: LAV | Quantity: 4

WARPATH

Slavyansk

6 May 2014 – 14 June 2014

Militants captured governmental buildings in the city and Ukraine announced ATO operation. The battle of Slavyansk was first major military engagement in this conflict.

Stastnya Luhanska

23 July 2014

Militants setup checkpoints on the outskirts and defacto captured the town. Operation to liberate the town started and four days later, the town was successfully liberated.

Debaltsevo

April – 5th August 2014

Pro-Russian forces appeared in the city in April 2014. Ukrainian forces liberated Debaltseve during an offensive to separate Luhansk and Donetsk and create two separate cauldrons.

CASUALTIES

Manpower

The battalion lost three soldiers during the Siege of Slavyansk in 2014. During the assault on Debaltsevo in 2014, the battalion lost seven soldiers. Thirteen soldiers died during a road accident in Donetsk region in 2015. Two soldiers died during an ambush in the village of Stanitsa Luhanska in 2015.

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