Shtorm Battalion

Active:

May 2014 – today

Submission:

National Police

Role:

Mechanized Infantry

Size:

300 men

Garrison:

Odesa

Allegiance:

Government

Shtorm battalion (Батальйон Шторм) was created in order to replace the disbanded Berkut unit in the area and protect public order in Odessa in case of any attempts of provocations. The unit was formed only from volunteers from almost all regions of Ukraine, some enlisted to battalion immediately after EuroMaidan. The unit became famous after the battle near Georgiyvka, when it was revealed they were engaged by Pskov Airborne division of Russian Armed Forces.


Recent News


List of news posts which mentions the unit.


Structure


1st Company

No information about this company is available.


2nd Company

No information about this company is available.


Bolgrad Company

Formed in September 2014. The unit was founded as battalion but later reformed into a company under the command of Shtorm Battalion.

Uniforms

 

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.

British DPM Desert

DPM Desert variant is a pretty rare pattern in the conflict. The camouflage doesn’t work well in the urban environment and its performance in Ukrainian nature is doubtful.

Equipment

 

BRDM-2

Type: LAV | Quantity: 2

Warpath

 

Georgievka

20th July 2014 – 1st September 2014

An initially successful large-scale operation to liberate a strategically important town ceased when Russian troops crossed the border into Ukraine.

Casualties

 

Two volunteers died during the battle of Georgievka. Another two lost their lives in a car accident near Dnipro on the 20th of September, 2014.

Equipment

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

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Recent News

Invasion Day 284 – Summary

The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the last 48 hours, as of 4th December 2022 – 22:00 (Kyiv time).

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Invasion Day 280 – Summary (Updated)

The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the last 48 hours, as of 30th November 2022 – 22:00 (Kyiv time).

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Website recap – November 2022

A look back on what happened on our site during the past month.

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Invasion Day 278 – Summary

The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the last 48 hours, as of 28th November 2022 – 22:00 (Kyiv time).

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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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Structure

Uniforms

Vehicles

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.