15th Brigade of Operational Assignment is a unit of Ukrainian National Guard from the city of Zaporizhzhia. The unit was formed as 9th Regiment of Operational Purpose on the basis of disbanded 9th Special Purpose Regiment “Cheetah” in August 2014.

On February 24, 2022, the unit was urgently dispatched to stop the Russian advance towards Melitopol and Tokmak. The regiment managed to slow down, and eventually stop the Russian progress.

In January 2023, the 9th Operational Regiment was reformed into an assault brigade under the Offensive Guard program and renamed as 15th Brigade of Operational Assignment and received nickname Kara-Dag.

Recent News

Ukraine creates Offensive Guard brigades

The Ministry of Internal Affairs announced formation of new assault brigades to liberate Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea.

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

Unit’s Headquarters

The unit includes the headquarters, management and commandant platoon.

1st Guardsmen Battalion

The first linear infantry battalion of the unit.

2nd Guardsmen Battalion

The second linear infantry battalion of the unit.

3rd Guardsmen Battalion

The third linear infantry battalion of the unit.

Tank Company

The linear tank company of the unit.

Artillery Battalion

The artillery battalion of the unit.

Anti-Aircraft Defense Battalion

The air defense battalion of the unit.

Reconnaissance Company

The scouts of the unit.


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

Brigade’s vehicles are marked with 4-7XX number.




| Amount: 5+




| Amount: 5+




| Amount: 7+

Kraz Cobra



| Amount: 1+

MT-12 Rapira


AT Gun

| Amount: 3+

2S1 Gvozdika



| Amount: 3+

Equipment Losses

# Vehicle Type Vehicle Number Date Location
ID_38 BTR-4 4-707 March 4, 2022 Tokmak, Zaporizhzhia Oblast
ID_39 Varta 4-767 March 3, 2022 Tokmak, Zaporizhzhia Oblast
ID_76 BTR-4 March 1, 2022 Melitopol, Zaporizhzhia Oblast
We currently don’t have information about the unit’s insignia history. Please check back later.

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