Ivano-Frankivsk battalion

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May 2014 – today National Police Mechanized Infantry 100 men Ivano-Frankivsk Government

Ivano-Frankivsk battalion (батальйон Івано-Франківськ) was established on the order of Ministry of Internal Affairs to protect recently liberated areas in Donbas. The unit was formed from volunteers and former members of Berkut. They don’t hide this fact and wear Berkur insignia instead of Ivano-Frankivsk’s. The unit was deployed to Donbas as well as to some anti-government protests in Kyiv.

STRUCTURE

 

The structure of the 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.

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.

Vegato Desert

Camouflage of Italian origin and very rare for Ukrainian forces. Ivano-Frankivsk might be the only unit that uses this pattern. Works well in nature/forest environment.

A-TACS FG

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.

EQUIPMENT

 

BTR-60

Type: APC | Quantity: 1

WARPATH

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.

CASUALTIES

 

Manpower

The battalion lost 8 fighters in Illovaysk.

Equipment

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