53rd Separate Mechanized Brigade is a military unit of mechanized troops of Ground Forces of Ukraine. The brigade was formed in the fall of 2014 to reinforce Ukrainian combat capabilities after the Russian annexation of Crimea and invasion of Donbas.

On the eve of Russian full-scale invasion, the unit was deployed on the front near Volnovahka in Donetsk Oblast.

Recent News

Ukraine reports one dead on Tuesday

Ukrainian 53rd Mechanized brigade lost one soldier in Donbas yesterday.

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Operation Report 2021 – Week #15

Operation Report is a summary of what happened in the Joint Forces Operation Zone (previously known as Anti-Terrorist Operation zone or ATO) during the last week.

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Operation Report 2021 – Week #10

Operation Report is a summary of what happened in the Joint Forces Operation Zone (previously known as Anti-Terrorist Operation zone or ATO) during the last week.

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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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Operation Report 2019 – Week #42

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

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

3rd Rifle Battalion

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3 ОСБ

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

Former 4th Battalion of 24th Mechanized Brigade. The unit was reorganized and transferred to 53rd Mechanized Brigade in the fall of 2014.

43rd Separate Motorized Battalion

The unit was created on August 22, 2014 as 43rd Territorial Defense Battalion “Patriot”. The unit was later reformatted and assigned under the command of 53rd.

1st Rifle Battalion

Linear rifle battalion of the brigade, formed after the Russian full-scale invasion.

Artillery Group

Artillery Group of the brigade.

Tank Battalion

The linear tank battalion of the brigade.

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

T-72M1

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MBT

| Amount: 2+

T-64BV

Type:

MBT

| Amount: 5+

T-64BV Mod.2022

Type:

MBT

| Amount: +1

BMP-3

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IFV

| Amount: 2+

BMP-2

Type:

IFV

| Amount: 4+

BMP-1

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IFV

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2S1 Gvozdika

Type:

SPH

| Amount: 4+

2S3 Akatsiya

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Artillery

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BM-21 Grad

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MLRS

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9K35 Strela-10

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Anti-Aircraft

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until 2022

T-72B1

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MBT

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T-72B

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MBT

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T-72AV

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MBT

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T-64BV

Type:

MBT

| Amount: 5+

BMP-1

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IFV

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BTR-70

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APC

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BRDM-2

Type:

LAV

| Amount: 5+

MT-LB

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APC

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MT-LBu

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APC

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2S3 Akatsiya

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Artillery

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BM-21 Grad

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MLRS

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ZSU-23-4 Shilka

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Anti-Aircraft

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2K22 Tunguska

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Anti-Aircraft

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9K35 Strela-10

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Anti-Aircraft

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Equipment Losses

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

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