253rd Assault Battalion, also known as Battalion Arey of Ukrainian Volunteer Army, is a separate battalion under the command of 129th Territorial Defense Brigade. The unit was formed as the Separate Tactical Group Arey by veterans from Voznesensk, Mykolaiv Oblast in February 2022. The tactical group was later expanded to a battalion and assigned under the command of Territorial Defense Forces.

On February 12, 2024, the battalion was reformed into a separate assault battalion.

Recent News

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Structure

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

Security Service

The Security Service of the Battalion under the command of Stepan Kovalchyk

1st Rifle Company

The 1st Rifle Company of the Battalion.

2nd Rifle Company

The 2nd Rifle Company of the Battalion.

3rd Rifle Company

The 3rd Rifle Company of the Battalion.

Educational Work Company

The Educational Work Company of the Battalion.

Equipment

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Equipment Losses

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Manpower Casualties

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Manpower losses since the Russian invasion of Crimea and Donbas (2014 – today)

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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.
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