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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.
The structure of the battalion is unknown.
Locally made Multicam uniform is a cheap and popular variant for soldiers in Ukraine. The camouflage is designed for usage in various environments.
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.
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.
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.
Type: APC | Quantity: 1
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.
The battalion lost 8 fighters in Illovaysk.
There are no reports of losses of equipment for this unit.