Another brigade from the 150s batch makes an official appearance.

On October 17, 2023, we reported about the creation of five new Ukrainian mechanized brigades for the possible counter-offensive in 2024. The 151st Mechanized Brigade was officially revealed on October 30 while 154th Mechanized Brigade on November 1.

Today, the 153rd Mechanized Brigade was publicly announced. The unit received its insignia and motto – the power of unconquered.

insignia of 153rd Mechanized Brigade

The core of the brigade seems to be built up around Nazariy Kishak’s machine-gun platoon from 72nd Mechanized Brigade. The separate group was formed in February 2022 by motivated activists and patriots from Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, originally as a unit of Territorial Defense Community. They later joined 72nd Mechanized Brigade and participated in the defense of Kodema, Bakhmut and Vuhledar. Among the soldiers of Kishak’s group is also Oksana Rubanyak, a popular 20-years-old video blogger and now one of the main faces of 153rd Mechanized Brigade.

Nazariy Kishak (left) and Oksana Rubanyak

The unit’s page has been updated to reflect changes above.

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