28th Mechanized Brigade

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

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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Operation Report 2019 – Week #43

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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Structure

1st Mechanized Battalion

3rd Mechanized Battalion

Mechanized battalion equipped with BMP-1 IFVs.

Tank Battalion

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

Reconnaissance company

5th Reserve Battalion

Reserve battalion formed in February 2022.

2nd Mechanized Brigade

The second mechanized battalion of the brigade.

Anti-Aircraft Company

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

Artillery Group

Brigade’s artillery group equipped with 2S1 and 2S3 self-propelled howitzers and BM-21 Grads.

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-arid, with the addition of digital pattern, works well in Ukrainian nature.

Vehicles

T-64BV

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BMP-2

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IFV

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BMP-1

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MT-LB

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APC

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BTR-80

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Novator

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LAV

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2S1 Gvozdika

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2S3 Akatsiya

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BM-21 Grad

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Rocket Artillery

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2K35 Strela-1

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Losses

For Equipment losses, please visit dedicated page at:

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.