Ukrainian Army has decided to form new 37th and 38th Marine Brigade in the structure of Ukrainian Naval Forces.
On February 10, the former president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, in cooperation with Ukrainian volunteers, handed over military trucks, car tires and Starlink terminals to a newly formed brigade of Ukrainian Naval Infantry.
“The brigade is new, but the commanders and personnel are my good friends. We first met in 2014, they served in the famous 79th AirAssault Brigade.” Poroshenko notes. His words indicate that the new marine brigade is probably being formed on the basis of one of the battalions of 79th AirAssault Brigade. According to the available information, the 37th Marine Brigade is being formed in the south.
Back in 2019, Ukrainian Armed Forces were considering to reform Ukrainian 56th Motorized Brigade under the command of Ukrainian Naval Infantry. One of the suggested numbers of the brigade was 37. However, it never happened and 56th Motorized Brigade remained in the structure of Ukrainian Ground Forces.
Update (February 26, 2022, 11:50):
Ukrainian Army is also forming 38th Marine Brigade. The brigade is being formed on the basis of well known 503rd Marine Battalion. Thanks to our Discord server member Dikobraz for pointing this out. This brings the number of marine brigades to four.