72nd Mechanized Brigade

Recent News

Operation Report 2021 – Week #14

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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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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Another batch of emblems approved

Three units of Armed Forces of Ukraine officially received new insignias. The insignias respect historic and national military symbolism.

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Structure

1st Mechanized Battalion

First mechanized brigade.

2nd Mechanized Battalion

Second mechanized brigade.

3rd Mechanized Battalion

Third mechanized battalion.

12th Motorized Battalion

Separate motorized battalion, created in 2014 as 12th Territorial Defense Battalion Kyiv and later reformed.

Tank Battalion

Tank battalion is equipped with T-64 tanks.

Artillery Group

Equipped by BM-21 Grad, 2S1 Gvozdika and 2S3 Akatsyia.

Anti-Aircraft Division

Anti-Aircraft defense of the brigade. The unit is equipped with Tunguska and Strela-10.

Reconnaissance Company

Brigade scouts. The unit is equipped with BRDM-2s.

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-64BV

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MBT

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T-64B

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MBT

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BMP-2

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IFV

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BMP-1

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IFV

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MT-LB

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APC

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BRDM-2

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APC

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BM-21

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MLRS

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2S1 Gvozdika

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Artillery

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2S3 Akatsiya

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M109A3GN

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9K22 Tonguska

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Anti-Aircraft

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9K35 Strela-10

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Anti-Aircraft

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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.