57th Motorized Brigade

Recent News

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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Troops rotation – Summer 2019

Summer of 2019 marked a significant change of forces in Donbas. Two brigades have been replaced and social reports reveal deployment of several more units.

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Operation Report 2019 – Week #25

Operation reports are 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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Operation Report 2019 – Week #24

Operation reports are 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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Operation Report 2019 – Week #19

Operation reports are 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

17th Motorized Battalion

Formed in 2014 as 17th Territorial Defense Battalion. In late 14, reformed under the command of 57th Motorized Brigade.

34th Motorized Battalion

Formed in 2014 as 34th Territorial Defense Battalion. In late 2014, reformed under the command of 57th Motorized Brigade.

42nd Motorized Battalion

Formed in 2014 as 42nd Territorial Defense Battalion. In late 14, reformed under the command of 57th Motorized Brigade.

Shelena Zhraya

Special assault unit formed by Chechen volunteers. The element is under the command of 34th Motorized Battalion.

Tank Battalion

Tank Battalion of 57th Motorized Brigade.

Artillery Battalion

Artillery unit of the brigade.

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 2K35 Strela-10 and ZU-23-2 Shilka.

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-arad, with the addition of digital pattern, works well in Ukrainian nature.

Vehicles

T-64BV

Type:

MBT

| Amount:

10

BMP-1

Type:

IFV

| Amount:

30+

BTR-70

Type:

APC

| Amount:

2+

BRDM-2

Type:

APC

| Amount:

5+

MT-LB-S

Type:

APC

| Amount:

1+

2S1 Gvozdika

Type:

Artillery

| Amount:

BM-21 Grad

Type:

4+

| Amount:

ZSU-23-4 Shilka

Type:

Anti-Aircraft

| Amount:

3+

9K35 Strela-10

Type:

Anti-Aircraft

| Amount:

5+

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.