49th Assault Battalion Carpathian Sich is a volunteer unit of Ukrainian Ground Forces. The unit was originally created as Carpathian Sich detachment by Oleh Kutsyn in 2014. The unit was deployed to Pisky in 2014 and remained there until 2016.

During the defense of Pisky and Donetsk Airport, the unit made close ties with 93rd Mechanized Brigade and joined its ranks in 2015 as Assault Company Carpathian Sich. All soldiers signed a contract with Ukrainian Army and the unit was legalized. After the withdrawal of 93rd Mechanized Brigade from ATO zone in 2016, Carpathian Sich was disbanded without the knowledge of its members, claiming an independent formation cannot be part of regular army units. All members of the unit wrote dismissal instead of joining various part of the brigade.

On February 24, 2022, when Russian forces launched a full-scale invasion, Volunteer Battalion Carpathian Sich was created again. On May 19, 2022, the unit joined Ukrainian Army as 49th Separate Rifle Battalion.

On June 19, 2022, the founder and commander Oleh Kutsyn, was killed near Izium. In 2023, the rifle battalion was reformed into an assault battalion.

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Structure

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

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

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BMP-1

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IFV

| Amount: 1+

BTR-82

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IFV

| Amount: 1+

M113

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APC

| Amount: 1+

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GAZ Tigr

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IMV

| Amount: 1+

Equipment Losses

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