Kulchitskyi Battalion

Volunteer battalion formed from the members of Maidan Self-Defense units. Their training took place in the base of special force unit Bars, which participated against Maidan protesters. The first weeks were described by volunteers as one of the worst days in their lives. Even though resources were very limited, and many soldiers lacked bulletproof vests, helmets and heavy weapons such as RPGs, they did a huge amount of work and were praised by soldiers from regular units.

Recent News

Battalion Kulchitskyi received new LAVs

On January 24, 2018, Battalion Kulchitskyi received four new light armored vehicles Varta. The equipment was handed to battalion by Colonel Roman Leonovich, commander of 27th Brigade of National Guard. Varta is 4×4 light armored vehicle developed by Ukrainian company Ukrayinska Bronetekhnika. The vehicle was accepted into service in 2016 and handled to special force […]

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Structure

1st Company

No additional details available.

2nd Company

No additional details available.

3rd Company

No additional details available.

Uniforms

Viper Dark

National Guard received a dark variation of Viper camouflage in 2014 among other variants. The uniform works well in urban combat.

A-TACS AU

Most likely a locally made version of A-TACS. The pattern is not very popular as it doesn’t look nice but it’s very effective in rural parts of Ukraine.

Multicam

Locally made Multicam uniform is a cheap and popular variant for soldiers in Ukraine. The camouflage is designed for usage in various environments.

Vehicles

BTR-80

Type:

APC

| Amount:

1+

Kraz Shrek

Type:

LAV

| Amount:

1

Kozak-2

Type:

LAV

| Amount:

2+

Varta

Type:

LAV

| Amount:

4

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.