International Legion of Territorial Defense of Ukraine is a Ukrainian foreign legion formed on February 27, 2022, in response to Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The force is divided into two separate branches, one is subordinated to Territorial Defense Forces (part of Ukrainian Ground Troops), while the other one is under the command of Ukrainian Main Intelligence Directorate.

Armed Forces of Ukraine

The following units are under the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.


Detachment Khamzat Gelaev


Ichkerian Special Purpose Battalion


Czech Legion

Main Intelligence Directorate

Units such as Kalinouski Regiment, Free Russia Legion and various international corps fall under the command of Ukrainian Main Intelligence Directorate – military unit A3449.

Ground Forces of Ukraine

Some units joined already existing Ukrainian units and are under their command.