Svityaz Company

Active:

June 2014 – today

Submission:

National Police

Role:

Motorized Infantry

Size:

100 men

Garrison:

Volyn Region

Allegiance:

Ukraine

Svityaz company (Рота Світязь) is a volunteer unit in the structure of Ministry of Internal Affairs. Led by former paratrooper, the unit was formed from members of Maidan self-defense in Volyn. Svityaz participated in the battle of Illovaysk, where they made strong ties with Donbas battalion and when the unit was surrounded in Vuhlehirsk during the battle of Debaltsevo, Donbas battalion didn’t hesitate to deblock the area and help them to retreat. Svityaz company is highly appreciated among the volunteers.


Recent News


List of news posts which mentions the unit.

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Structure


The structure of this unit 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.

Equipment

 

BTR-80

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.

Vuhlehirsk 2015

18th January 2015 – 31st January 2015

Russian forces began an assault on Vuhlehirsk from multiple directions. Ukrainian defence lines collapsed after several days. Multiple counterattacks were launched but all failed.

Casualties

 

Manpower

One soldier died during the battle of Illovaysk, six more during the retreat through the green corridor.

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

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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.