The units of Azov [Updated #2]

The times when there was just the Azov Battalion are long gone.

Azov recently announced reformation of three units under the command of Ukrainian Armed Forces. It’s a good opportunity to recap what units bear the Azov name.

Updated #1: Four more Azov unit added to the list.

Updated #2: It has become known that 127th Brigade is part of Ukrainian Territorial Defense Forces. The command of Azov-Kyiv released a new insignia of the unit.

 

Azov Regiment
National Guard of Ukraine
The original unit, formed in 2014 as Azov Battalion. The first battalion is deployed to Mariupol, second battalion to Kyiv. You can read more about them on our site.

 

Special Purpose Regiment Azov-Kyiv
Special Forces Forces of Ukraine
Founded as Azov Territorial Defense Unit in Kyiv. On March 9, 2022, the unit was reformed into a regiment and reassigned under the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

 

225th Reconnaissance battalion Azov
127th Defense Brigade, Territorial Defense Forces
Founded as Azov Territorial Defense Unit in Kharkiv. On March 12, 2022, the unit was reformed into 225th battalion of 127th Brigade under the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

 

226th Reconnaissance-sabotage battalion Azov
127th Defense Brigade, Territorial Defense Forces
Founded as Azov Territorial Defense Unit in Kharkiv. On March 12, 2022, the unit was reformed into 226th battalion of 127th Brigade under the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

 

Azov Tank Company
127th Defense Brigade, Territorial Defense Forces
The unit is currently being formed in Kharkiv Oblast.

 

98th Battalion of Territorial Defense Azov-Dnipro
108th Dnipro Territorial Defense Brigade
Local territorial defense unit, currently deployed to the area of Orikhiv, Zaporizhzhia Oblast.

 

Azov-Prykarpattia
Independent unit
A volunteer battalion formed in Ivano-Frankivsk, currently deployed to eastern Ukraine.

 

Territorial Defense battalion Azov-Poltava
submission not known at this moment
Azov’s territorial battalion in Poltava Oblast.

 

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Truth again

Also – reminder that fascism always needs to be defeated in the end, whether it calls itself national socialism, communism or BLM. Right now Ukraine’s enemy is the fascism of Russia.

Liberty is individual

For now, Azov can be seen as a necessary evil. Regardless of ideology, they are fighting the Russian invaders, and are therefore, no matter their ideological goals, helping Ukraine assert its liberty. After the war, Ukraine can make sure they don’t get any political traction, but for now, well… if you were falling off a cliff, you wouldn’t say “no thanks” if the person helping you up was a nazi, would you?

Italiano

In Italy, where the media are in favor of Ukraine, the only point of criticism that is periodically heard is the presence of neo-Nazi troops in the Ukrainian army (and the presence of similar formations also among the Russian ranks is pointed out) and some Once it is noted that the Azov units for the UN have committed war crimes.

In Russia, Azov units are one of the reasons for the population’s favor in the attack on Ukraine

For me, but I admit that I have no thorough knowledge, joining the Azov army, without trying to normalize them (they have kept the name and symbols), was a grave mistake of Ukraine … just as it was a grave mistake to ban Russian in a state that undeniably has two souls

PS
Then it is evident that if the situation has reached this point, the faults are of many, starting with the serious faults of Putin

Yolandor

Learn how to use “literally” correctly. And provide sources or your statements will only be seen as idiocy. Have some self-respect, man.

a

Asov: it’s complicated, like everything.
In summary, they’re mostly young and dumb, scary but useful in the moment. Check this out: https://youtu.be/cuBeABAprlo
A lot of overlap with in this next video, which stresses the marriage of convenience between the Ukrainian military and the battalion/regiment, as the fear that the far right is getting useful training in this conflict:
https://youtu.be/GoqZ8gPKKis

Daniel

Slavs Ukraine. But seriously why do you care so much about Azov? They are a bunch of racists from what I have seen.

krystopher

Super based and epic.
Wish I were old enough to volunteer in the Azov army. 🙁

Italiano

I can understand that we are all different and that we have different thoughts … but I find it absurd to want to join a group that refers to an ideology defeated by history … luckily for the Ukrainians themselves, who otherwise would have been classified by the Germans, as human sub and therefore: o exterminated; or expelled beyond the Urals In this ominous scenario, part of the Ukrainian territory would probably have been occupied by Italy (Odessa was founded by an Italian)