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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Structure

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

43rd Rifle Battalion

A4080

43 ОСБ

515th Separate Battalion

The first separate special purpose battalion of the brigade.

516th Separate Battalion

A4626

517th Separate Battalion

A4025 | Special Purpose Battalion

Support Battalion “Skelya”

The support battalion of the brigade.

Tank Battalion

The tank battalion of the brigade.

Equipment

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

T-80U

Type:

MBT

| Amount: 2+

T-72AV

Type:

MBT

| Amount: 2+

2S1 Gvozdika

Type:

Artillery

| Amount:

2S22 Bohdana

Type:

Artillery

| Amount: 1

Equipment Losses

We currently don’t have information about the unit’s equipment casualties. Please check back later.
We currently don’t have information about the unit’s insignia history. Please check back later.

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