Ivano-Frankivsk Battalion

Active:

May 2014 – today

Submission:

National Police

Role:

Mechanized Infantry

Size:

100 men

Garrison:

Ivano-Frankivsk

Allegiance:

Government

Ivano-Frankivsk battalion (батальйон Івано-Франківськ) was established on the order of Ministry of Internal Affairs to protect recently liberated areas in Donbas. The unit was formed from volunteers and former members of Berkut. They don’t hide this fact and wear Berkur insignia instead of Ivano-Frankivsk’s. The unit was deployed to Donbas as well as to some anti-government protests in Kyiv.


Recent News


List of news posts which mentions the unit.


Structure

The structure of the battalion is unknown.

Uniforms

 

Multicam

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

Flecktarn

Locally made Flecktarn uniform is very popular among volunteers across Ukraine. It’s cheap and widely available. The pattern works well in the various environment.

Vegato Desert

Camouflage of Italian origin and very rare for Ukrainian forces. Ivano-Frankivsk might be the only unit that uses this pattern. Works well in nature/forest environment.

A-TACS FG

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.

Equipment

 

BTR-60

Type: APC | Quantity: 1

Warpath

 

Illovaisk

6th August 2014 – 3rd September 2014

An initially successful large-scale operation to liberate strategically important train crossroad ceased when Russian regular forces crossed the border into Ukraine and encircled Ukrainian forces there.

Casualties

 

 

Manpower

The battalion lost 8 fighters in Illovaysk.

Equipment

There are no reports of losses of equipment for this unit.

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Recent News

Invasion Day 274 – Summary

The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the last 48 hours, as of 24th November 2022 – 22:00 (Kyiv time).

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Invasion Day 272 – Summary

The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the last 48 hours, as of 22nd November 2022 – 22:00 (Kyiv time).

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Invasion Day 270 – Summary

The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the last 48 hours, as of 20th November 2022 – 22:00 (Kyiv time).

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Poltava’s paratroopers rebranded

Ukrainian command renames 46th AirAssault Brigade to Airmobile.

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Invasion Day 268 – Summary

The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the last 48 hours, as of 18th November 2022 – 22:00 (Kyiv time).

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Structure

Uniforms

Vehicles

Losses

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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.