1st Special Purpose Brigade (unit A4044) is a military unit of Ukrainian Ground Forces formed in 2022 after the Russian invasion.

In 2024, the brigade was transferred under the command of Territorial Defense Forces and reformed as a territorial defense brigade of the same name.

Recent News

Command disbands Dyke Pole Battalion

The battalion commander is in custody and suspected of unauthorized distribution of information.

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Composition of 9th Army Corps

Here’s what we know about the Ukrainian 9th Army Corps, the new formation formed in 2022.

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Website recap – December 2022

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

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

43rd Rifle Battalion


43 ОСБ

515th Separate Battalion

The first separate special purpose battalion of the brigade.

516th Separate Battalion


517th Separate Battalion

A4025 | Special Purpose Battalion

Support Battalion “Skelya”

The support battalion of the brigade.

Tank Battalion

The tank battalion of the brigade.


Here you can find all equipment of the unit. All images of vehicles and weapons listed below are taken from the official social media page of the unit.

2022 – today




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2S1 Gvozdika



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2S22 Bohdana



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Equipment Losses

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