36th Marine Brigade

36th Marine Brigade was formed in 2015 on the basis of units withdrawn from the occupied Crimea – 1st and 501st Marine Battalion, which were previously part of Ukrainian 36th Coast Guard Brigade. The brigade participated in anti-terrorist operation since its formation, primarily in Mariupol direction. In February 2022, when Russia invaded Ukraine, the majority of the brigade was located in Mariupol.

UNITREP – 36th Marine Brigade

UNITREP is our new series focusing on the current status of Ukrainian units. Today, we’ll talk about 36th Marine Brigade.

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Units defending Mariupol

The list of Ukrainian units who have been heroically defending the besieged city of Mariupol for longer than 40 days and counting.

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128th Mountain Brigade moves to Donbas

Transcarpathian Mountain brigade replaces 36th Marines Brigade in Donbas. They are deployed near Mariupol.

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Operation Report 2021 – Week #14

Operation Report is a summary of what happened in the Joint Forces Operation Zone (previously known as Anti-Terrorist Operation zone or ATO) during the last week.

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Operation Report 2021 – Week #11

Operation Report is a summary of what happened in the Joint Forces Operation Zone (previously known as Anti-Terrorist Operation zone or ATO) during the last week.

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1st Marine Battalion

In 2014 during the annexation of Crimea, only 137 soldiers decided to return to Ukraine.
In 2022, a few soldiers of the battalion were able to sneak out of the besieged Mariupol.

501st Marine Battalion

In 2014 during the annexation of Crimea, only 64 soldiers decided to return to Ukraine.
During the Siege of Mariupol in 2022, the unit betrayed the rest of the brigade and volunteerly surrendered.

Marine Tank Battalion

Tank battalion equipped with T-80BVs. The unit was defeated during the Siege of Mariupol in 2022.

Aristide Battalion

Linear marine battalion of the brigade. In 2022, a few soldiers of the battalion were able to sneak out of the besieged Mariupol.

Artillery Battalion

Equipped with 2S1 and 2S3 self-propelled artillery and BM-21 Grads.

Anti-Aircraft Company

The company provides protection against danger from the air. It’s equipped with 2K22 Tunguska and 2K35 Strela-10 vehicles.

Support units

This includes all rear elements such as engineers, communication, medics, and material support unit.

MM-14

The camouflage was officially adopted as standard camouflage of Armed Forces of Ukraine in 2014. The semi-arid, with the addition of digital pattern, works well in Ukrainian nature.

BMP-1

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IFV

BTR-80

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APC

BTR-70

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APC

Kozak-2

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MRAP

HMMWV

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Vehicle

BM-21 Grad

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MLRS

2S3 Akatsiya

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Artillery

2S1 Gvozdika

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Artillery

3K35 Strela-10

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Anti-Aircraft

ZSU-23-4 Shilka

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Anti-Aircraft

During the Siege of Mariupol in 2022, the brigade lost all of its T-80BV tanks and the majority of BMP-1s, BTR-80s and BTR-70 (if not all).

For Equipment losses, please visit dedicated page at: https://militaryland.net/vendor/36th-marine-brigade/

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.