Kherson Company

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May 2014 – today National Police Mechanized Infantry 100 men Kherson Government

Company Kherson (Рота Херсон) was originally created as volunteer battalion under the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The battalion was formed by Maidan self-defense forces in Kherson and other volunteers from the region. The commander of Kherson Battalion was killed in Illovaysk and the unit was briefly under the command of Donbas Battalion afterward. It is worth noting that the unit actively participated against the protesters of Crimea blockade in 2015/2016.

STRUCTURE

 

In 2014, the battalion had six platoons (50 soldiers each) but the current structure of the unit 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.

UCP

Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP) is digital camouflage and not commonly used in Ukraine. The pattern performs well in the urban environment but general performance was many times questioned.

EQUIPMENT

 

BTR-70

Type: APC | Quantity: 1

BRDM-2

Type: LAV | 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

Kherson company lost 9 soldiers during the Battle of Illovaysk.

Equipment

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