36th Marine Brigade was formed in 2015 on the basis of units withdrawn from the occupied Crimea – 1st and 501st Marine Battalion, which were previously part of Ukrainian 36th Coastal Defense Brigade. The brigade participated in anti-terrorist operation since its formation, primarily in Mariupol direction. In February 2022, when Russia invaded Ukraine, the majority of the brigade was located in Mariupol.

As per Yuriy Sodol, the commander of Ukrainian Marine Corps, the brigade had to be formed almost from scratch after the battles of Mariupol.

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Recap Deployment Map changes – Week 40

The weekly recap of the latest unit changes on our Deployment map.

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Ukrainian reinforcements heading to Donbas

Long awaited rotation of Ukrainian units in Donbas is finally under way.

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UNITREP – 36th Marine Brigade

UNITREP is our new series focusing on the current status of Ukrainian units. Today, we’ll talk about 36th Marine Brigade.

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Units defending Mariupol

The list of Ukrainian units who have been heroically defending the besieged city of Mariupol for longer than 40 days and counting.

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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 Separate Marine Battalion

In 2014 during the annexation of Crimea, only 137 soldiers decided to return to Ukraine.
In 2022, a few soldiers of the battalion were able to sneak out of the besieged Mariupol.

2nd Marine Battalion

The second linear marine battalion of the brigade.

501st Separate Marine Battalion

In 2014 during the annexation of Crimea, only 64 soldiers decided to return to Ukraine.
During the Siege of Mariupol in 2022, the unit betrayed the rest of the brigade and volunteerly surrendered.

Marine Tank Battalion

Tank battalion equipped with T-80BVs. The unit was defeated during the Siege of Mariupol in 2022.

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 Company

The scouts of the 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-80BV mod.2018

Type:

MBT

| Amount: 2+

T-64BV mod.2022

Type:

MBT

| Amount: 2+

BMP-2

Type:

IFV

| Amount:

Sisu XA-180

Type:

APC

| Amount: 5+

M113

Type:

APC

| Amount: 4+

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BMC Kirpi

Type:

MRAP

| Amount: 1+

2S1 Gvozdika

Type:

Artillery

| Amount: 5+

BM-21 Grad

Type:

MLRS

| Amount: 5+

ZSU-23-4

Type:

SPAAG

| Amount: 1+

until 2022

During the Siege of Mariupol in 2022, the brigade lost all of its T-80BV tanks and the majority of BMP-1s, BTR-80s and BTR-70 (if not all).

T-80BV

Type:

MBT

| Amount:

BMP-1

Type:

IFV

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BTR-80

Type:

APC

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BTR-70

Type:

APC

| Amount:

Kozak-2

Type:

MRAP

| Amount:

3K35 Strela-10

Type:

Anti-Aircraft

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HMMWV

Type:

Vehicle

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ZSU-23-4 Shilka

Type:

Anti-Aircraft

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2S3 Akatsiya

Type:

Artillery

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Equipment Losses

We currently don’t have information about the unit’s equipment casualties. Please check back later.
We currently don’t have information about the unit’s insignia history. Please check back later.

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