33rd Mechanized Brigade is a military unit of Ukrainian Ground Forces formed in 2016, but subsequently demobilized. The brigade has been restored in January 2023 to face Russian invasion forces and received new insignia.

A tank battalion with Leopard 2A4 tanks from 4th Tank Brigade was reassigned to 33rd Mechanized Brigade upon its arrival to Ukraine.

On June 9, 2023, during an assault near Mala Tokmachka in Zaporizhzhia Oblast, a deputy commander of the brigade, Lt. Col. Andriy Boyko, was killed.

In November 2023, it became known that 33rd Mechanized Brigade was reassigned from 9th Army Corps to 10th Army Corps.

Recent News

Ukraine is forming new brigades

January 30, 2023

Ukrainian Ground forces continue to grow and form additional brigades to counter the Russian invasion.

Update on 9th and 10th Army Corps

December 10, 2023

Both Ukrainian Army Corps report changes in its structure and 10th Army Corps has a new commander.

Structure

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

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Brigade’s Headquarters

The unit includes the headquarters, management and commandant platoon.

1st Mechanized Battalion

The first linear mechanized battalion of the brigade.

2nd Mechanized Battalion

The second linear mechanized battalion of the brigade.

3rd Mechanized Battalion

The third linear mechanized battalion of the brigade.

Tank Battalion

The linear tank battalion of the brigade.

Artillery Group

The group includes HQ, target acquisition unit, two self-propelled artillery battalions, rocket artillery unit and anti-tank unit.

Anti-Aircraft Defense Battalion

The air defense battalion of the brigade.

Reconnaissance Company

The scouts of the brigade.

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.

Equipment

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.

2022 – today

Leopard 2A4

Type:

MBT

| Amount: 5+

T-72M1

Type:

MBT

| Amount: 5+

BMP-2

Type:

IFV

| Amount: 1+

M113

Type:

APC

| Amount: 5+

HMMWV

Type:

LAV

| Amount: 2+

2S1 Gvozdika

Type:

Artillery

| Amount: 3+

M109L

Type:

SPG

| Amount: 1+

BM-21 Grad

Type:

MLRS

| Amount: 2+

Equipment Losses

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

I. formation, 2016

II. formation, 2022, not approved

II. formation, 2023 variant

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