Dnipro-1 Regiment

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April 2014 – today National Police Mechanized Infantry 1000 men Dnipro I. Kolomoyskyi

Dnipro-1 regiment (Полк Дніпро-1) is a paramilitary unit built on the model Swiss Armed Forces. The unit was founded as battalion and was the first battalion to be formed under the Ministry of Internal Affairs. On September 24, 2014, the battalion was reformed into a regiment. Commander of the unit is Oleksandr Rashevsʹkyy.


STRUCTURE

Armored Group

Armored group of Dnipro-1 was created in Autumn 2015. The unit is equipped with MT-LBs, BRDM-2s and Varta MRAP.

Aero rozvidka

The only UAV unit in the structure of National Police’s special units. Aerorozvidka has been active since 2015 and discovered several bases of Russian forces in Ukraine.

Crimea Company

Established in June 2014. The unit participated in the battle of Illovaysk and Savor Mohyla.

2th Company

Regular company of Dnipro-1 regiment.

5th Company

Originally created as a battalion, later reformed into a company under the command of Dnipro-1. The unit was formed by volunteers from Donetsk.

9th Company

There is no info about this company.

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.

Flecktarn

Locally made Flecktarn uniform is very popular among volunteers across Ukraine. It’s cheap and widely available. The pattern works well in the various environment.

ATACS 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.

MM14

Ukrainian digital camouflage used mainly by regular forces of Ukrainian Army but dozens of uniforms found also its way to the volunteer units. It’s the main camouflage of Ukrainian Armed Forces.

EQUIPMENT

 

MT-LB

Type: APC | Quantity: 5

BRDM-2

Type: LAV | Quantity: 6+

Varta

Type: MRAP | Quantity: 1

WARPATH

Mariupol

6 May 2014 – 14 June 2014

Militants captured governmental offices and forced local National Guard units to leave the city. After a week, Ukrainian Army in a joint operation with volunteer battalions forced militants to flee the city.

Savur Mohyla

5 June 2014 – 29 August 2014

A strategically important hill that overlooks a large portion of the nearby area was captured by separatist forces but later liberated. Ukrainian forces were forced to retreat on 29th of August.

Pisky

21 July 2014 – today

The operation to de-block Donetsk Airport and clear the outskirts of Donetsk has started on 21st of July. The contact line was changing almost daily until the Minsk-2 agreement.

Illovaisk

6th August 2014 – 3rd September 2014

An initially successful large-scale operation to liberate strategically important train crossroad ceased when Russian regular forces crossed the border into Ukraine and encircled Ukrainian forces there.

Novoazovsk

27 August 2014 – 28 August 2014

Russian forces crossed the border with Ukraine near Novoazovsk and caught Ukrainian units off guard. They had no other choice than fallback all the way back to Mariupol.

CASUALTIES


Manpower
The regiment lost 16 soldiers in the battle of Illovaysk. Two more died during the attack of Russian Forces on the city of Novoazovsk in 2014. Four soldiers lost their lives during the battle of Pervomais’ke (Donetsk Region) and one during the liberation of Netaylove. Seven soldiers died during the battle of Pisky in 2014 and 2015.
Equipment
There are no reports of losses of equipment for this unit.