24th Mechanized Brigade

24th Mechanized Brigade is a mechanized brigade of Ukrainian Armed Forces. It’s a successor of 24th Infantry Division of Soviet Army, which became part of Ukrainian Armed Forces after the collapse of Soviet Union. The brigade participated in peacekeeping missions in Kosovo, Iraq and numerous exercises abroad. In 2014, the unit was involved in liberation of Slovyansk, Kramatorsk and later Lysychansk. At the start of the Russian full-scale invasion in 2022, the brigade was deployed in the area of Popasna, Zolote and Krymske.

Recent News

UNITREP – 24th Mechanized Brigade

UNITREP is our new series focusing on the current status of Ukrainian units. We begin with the Royal Brigade.

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Rotation of troops in September 2019

Most likely the last rotation of the year 2019 happened in Joint Forces Operation Zone. Soldiers of three Ukrainian brigades have been replaced by their colleagues.

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Operation Report 2019 – Week #29

Operation Report is a summary of what happened in Joint Forces Operation Zone (previously known as Anti-Terrorist Operation zone or ATO) during the last week.

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Operation Report 2019 – Week #28

Operation Report is a summary of what happened in Joint Forces Operation Zone (previously known as Anti-Terrorist Operation zone or ATO) during the last week.

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Operation Report 2019 – Week #27

Operation reports are summary of what happened in Joint forces operation zone (previously known as Anti-Terrorist Operation zone or ATO) during the last week.

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Structure

1st Mechanized Battalion

First assault battalion was one of the first units that were deployed to Eastern Ukraine in 2014. They later participated in the battle of Greorgievka.

2nd Mechanized Battalion

The unit was deployed to the border with Russia in 2014 and later to Bahmutka Highway.

3rd Mechanized Battalion

Former 3rd Territorial Defense Battalion Volya. The battalion was reformed in the fall 2014 and assigned to 24th Mechanized Brigade.

Tank Battalion

Tank battalion of the brigade equipped with T-72AV tanks.

Artillery Group

Brigade artillery group equipped with 2S1 and 2S3 self-propelled artillery vehicles.

Reconnaissance Company

Brigade scouts. The unit is equipped with BRDM-2s.

Anti-Aircraft Company

The company provides protection against danger from the air. It’s equipped with 2K22 Tunguska and 2K35 Strela-10 vehicles.

Support units

This includes all rear elements such as engineers, communication, medics, and material support unit.

Uniforms

MM-14

The camouflage was officially adopted as standard camouflage of Armed Forces of Ukraine in 2014. The semi-arad, with the addition of digital pattern, works well in Ukrainian nature.

Multicam

Locally made Multicam uniform is a cheap and popular variant for soldiers in Ukraine. The camouflage is designed for usage in various environments.

Vehicles

T-72AV

Type:

MBT

| Amount:

13

T-72AMT

Type:

MBT

| Amount:

2

T-72M1V

Type:

MBT

| Amount:

3

T-72B3M

Type:

MBT

| Amount:

1

BMP-2

Type:

IFV

| Amount:

38

BVP M-80A

Type:

IFV

| Amount:

MT-LB

Type:

APC

| Amount:

17

BRDM-2

Type:

LAV

| Amount:

2

2K35 Strela-1

Type:

Anti-Aircraft

| Amount:

12

2K22 Tunguska

Type:

Anti-Aircraft

| Amount:

8

BM-21 Grad

Type:

Artillery

| Amount:

18

2S1 Gvozdika

Type:

Artillery

| Amount:

18

2S3 Akatsiya

Type:

Artillery

| Amount:

18

Losses

For Equipment losses, please visit dedicated page at: https://militaryland.net/vendor/24th-mechanized-brigade/

Manpower losses since the Russian invasion of Crimea and Donbas (2014 - today)

Manpower losses since the Russian invasion of Ukraine (2022 - today)

Disclaimer: Manpower casualties data are based on publicly available sources and social media. They do not represent final or official amount of losses and are subject to change.