Azov-Kharkiv

Last Updated on 08/08/2022

Azov-Kharkiv

Full name: Special Purpose Regiment

UA: Полк Азов

Azov originated from Biletsky’s national organization Patriot of Ukraine. Its members participated in EuroMaidan and many of them joined the volunteer battalion. The unit was also supported by members of Automaidan and ultras of FC Metalist Kharkiv. The unit was reformed into a regiment in late 2014 and received military equipment from the government of Ukraine, including T-64B1M tanks, D-30 artillery, and various LAVs.

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First Battalion

The battalion had originally four companies but as a result of expansion in October, the second battalion was formed and the number of companies reduced to three.

1st Company

The company regularly attends training. Their history is unknown.

2nd Company

There is no info about the 2nd company of the first battalion.

3rd Company

The third company was deployed to Odesa in 2016. The unit has five platoons.

Second Battalion

The newest battalion of Azov Regiment. The battalion underwent special training conducted by Georgian, Canadian and American instructors. The commander of the battalion is a soldier nicknamed Kirt.

1st Company

Originally part of the Tank Battalion but later reformed into a standalone unit and moved to the second battalion as first company.

2nd Company

The “Iron Hundred” led the offensive on Shyrokine and nearby areas. Many members are part of the Azov since 2014.

3rd Company

A formerly 4th company. The cadets underwent a special training and call themselves as “Spartans”.

Special units

Tank Company

The company is equipped with T-64B1M tanks and recovery vehicles.

Artillery Division

Division equipped with heavy D-30 artillery and 120mm mortars.

Mortar division

It’s unclear if there is just one mortar division or more and divided into battalions.

Flecktarn

The uniform was used commonly during operations in 2014 and during 2015 was slowly replaced by Multicam. Some units, however, kept the uniform, mainly reservist and some veterans.

Multicam

The battalion decided to unite uniforms in order to get a more professional look. Locally made Multicam was selected and all frontline units received this camo.

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Manpower

Equipment

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