Formed by Pavlo Palisa, who studied at Command and Staff College of the US Army and returned to Ukraine to fight against the enemy. The 5th Assault Regiment is the first of its kind in the structure of Ukrainian Army and focuses solely on assaulting, as the name suggest. The regiment has close ties to 58th Motorized Brigade because the commander previously served in the brigade and was originally supposed to become a deputy commander there.

On February 24, 2023, the regiment was reformed into a brigade and the famous 24th Assault Battlion Aidar was assigned under its command.

Recent News

5th Assault Regiment is now a brigade

Ukraine expands its firstborn assault regiment formed in May 2022 to a size of brigade.

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Structure

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

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.

1st Assault Battalion

The first assault battalion of the brigade.

3rd Assault Battalion

The third assault battalion of the brigade.

24th Separate Assault Battalion “Aidar”

Formed in May 2014 as a volunteer battalion Aidar, and later reformed under the command of 53rd Mechanized Brigade. As of 2023, the unit is part of 5th Assault 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 Battalion

Scouts of the 5th Assault 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-72B3M

Type:

MBT

| Amount: 2+

T-90A

Type:

MBT

| Amount: 1

BMP-1

Type:

IFV

| Amount: 1+

M113G3/4DK

Type:

APC

| Amount: 1+

M113

Type:

APC

| Amount: 4+

Vodnik

Type:

IMV

| Amount: 1+

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M109A6

Type:

SPG

| Amount: 1+

Equipment Losses

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