30th Mechanized Brigade

30th Mechanized Brigade is a mechanized brigade of Armed Forces of Ukraine and successor of 30th Tank Division of Soviet Army. The brigade was one of the five brigades, which were capable of fighting after the annexation of Crimea. 30th Mechanized Brigade was deployed to the border with Crimea and later dispatched to defend Savur Mohyla. They were also deployed to Marinka and later Debaltsevo.

Recent News

Daily report – February 19

The summary of the most important things that happened on February 19.

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Large prisoner exchange between Ukraine and separatists

Ukraine and self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republic swapped prisoners on December 29. They were later transported to Kyiv to meet relatives.

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Azov Regiment leaves the frontline

The command of Joint Forces Operation Zone announced the change of Ukrainian forces at Svitlodarsk Bulge and the surrounding area.

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30th Mechanized Brigade available

A page of 30th Mechanized Brigade of Armed Forces of Ukraine was added to our site. The page contains the unit’s structure, uniforms, warpath, and more.

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Another batch of emblems approved

Three units of Armed Forces of Ukraine officially received new insignias. The insignias respect historic and national military symbolism.

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Structure

1st Mechanized Battalion

The first mechanized battalion of the brigade.

2nd Mechanized Battalion

The second mechanized battalion of the brigade.

2nd Motorized Battalion

The battalion was formed in June 2014 as 2nd Territorial Defense Battalion “Goryn”. In 2015, the unit was reformatted as 2nd Motorized Battalion.

Tank Battalion

Tank battalion of the brigade.

3rd Mechanized Battalion

The third mechanized battalion of 30th Mechanized Brigade.

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.

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-64B

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T-64BV

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BMP-2

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IFV

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BMP-1

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BRMD-2

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LAV

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MT-LB

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APC

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MT-LBu

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BM-21 Grad

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MLRS

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2S1 Gvozdika

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2S3 Akatsiya

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2S22 Tonguska

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2K35 Strela-10

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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.