Kharkiv Battalion

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October 2015 – today National Police Mechanized Infantry 300 men Kharkiv Government

Kharkiv battalion (Батальйон Харків) is a police unit formed from three volunteer battalions, namely Kharkiv-1, Kharkiv-2 and Slobozhanshchina. The unit serves in the vicinity of Mariupol, on the temporary border crossing located near Marinka in Donetsk Region and guarded football matches of Shakhtar Donetsk in Champions League. In 2018, Kharkiv battalion participated in action against several members of Eastern Corps company.


1st Company “Kharkiv-1”

Former volunteer battalion founded in April 2014. The unit participated in the defense of Volnovakha.


2nd Company “Kharkiv-2”

Volunteer unit founded in April 2014. The company’s main job is reconnaissance and sabotage.


3rd Company

The third company was formed from members of disbanded Slobozhanshchina battalion as well as new recruits.

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.

 

BRDM-2

Type: LAV | Quantity: 4

 

Kharkiv battalion serves on checkpoints and guards important facilities. Kharkiv-2 company conducts various reconnaissance operations but no information is publicly available.

 

Manpower

There are no reports of losses for this unit.

Equipment

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

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