53rd Mechanized Brigade

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

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Operation Report 2021 – Week #10

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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

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Structure

1st Mechanized Battalion

The battalion was formed in the fall of 2014.

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.

24th Mechanized Battalion “Aidar”

The third mechanized battalion was withdrawn from the brigade and assigned to 10th Mountain Brigade as 108th Battalion in 2015. Aidar Battalion took its place a few months later.

43rd Mechanized 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.

Tank Battalion

Former 2nd Battalion of 17th Tank Regiment. The unit was reorganized and transferred to 53rd in the fall of 2014. The unit is equipped with captured and refurbished T-72s.

Artillery Group

Brigade artillery group equipped with 2S3 self-propelled artillery and BM-21 Grad 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-10s.

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-72B

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T-72B1

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T-72AV

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T-64BV

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BMP-1

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BTR-70

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BRDM-2

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MT-LB

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MT-LBu

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2S3 Akatsiya

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BM-21 Grad

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ZSU-23-4 Shilka

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2K22 Tunguska

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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.