28th Mechanized Brigade is a mechanized brigade of Ukrainian Armed Forces. It’s a successor of Soviet 28th Guards Motorized Rifle Division, which was reformed as 28th Mechanized Division under the Ukrainian Army. During the War in Donbas, a BTG element was formed and deployed to the border area near Izvarine. In August 2014, the element reinforced Ukrainian defense west of Donetsk and participated in the battle of Donetsk Airport.
At the begging of Russian full-scale invasion in February 2022, the brigade was deployed to Odesa and foiled Russian ambitious landing at Kobleve.

Recent News

Ukrainian reinforcements heading to Donbas

Long awaited rotation of Ukrainian units in Donbas is finally under way.

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UNITREP – 28th Mechanized Brigade

UNITREP is our new series focusing on the current status of Ukrainian units. Today, we’re going to cover the Knights of the Winter Campaign.

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Daily report – February 20

The summary of the most important things that happened on February 20.

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Ukrainian brigade deployed to Odesa

The 28th Mechanized Brigade will defend Odesa in case of invasion.

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Operation Report 2019 – Week #44

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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Here you can find the last known structure of the unit, including their insignias if available.

Brigade’s Headquarters

The unit includes the headquarters, management and commandant platoon.

1st Mechanized Battalion

2nd Mechanized Battalion

The second linear mechanized battalion of the brigade.

3rd Mechanized Battalion

Mechanized battalion equipped with BMP-1 IFVs.

5th Reserve Battalion

Reserve battalion formed in February 2022.

Detachment South

Detachment South of Ukrainian Volunteer Army, attached to 28th Mechanized Brigade.

Tank Battalion

Tank battalion of the brigade equipped with T-64BV tanks.

Artillery Battalion

The artillery battalion of the brigade.

Anti-Aircraft Defense Battalion

The air defense battalion of the brigade.

Reconnaissance company

Engineer Battalion

The engineers of the brigade.

Logistic Battalion

The logistic battalion of the brigade.

Maintenance Battalion

The repair & restoration battalion of the brigade.

Signal Company

The signal company of the brigade.

Radar Company

The radar and radiolocation company of the brigade.

Medical Company

The medics of the brigade.

CBRN Protection Company

Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defence unit.

Engineering Support Group

The Engineering Support and Sapper group of the brigade


Here you can find all equipment of the unit. All images of vehicles and weapons listed below are taken from the official social media page of the unit.




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2S1 Gvozdika



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2S3 Akatsiya



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BM-21 Grad


Rocket Artillery

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9K35 Strela-10



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Equipment Losses

We currently don’t have information about the unit’s equipment casualties. Please check back later.

Manpower Casualties

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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.
We currently don’t have information about the unit’s insignia history. Please check back later.