28th Mechanized Brigade (Ukraine)

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28th Mechanized Brigade
(2016–present)

28th Guards Mechanized Brigade
(2001–2016)


28th Guards Motor Rifle Division
(1957–2001)


28th Guards Rifle Division
(1942–1957)
Ukrainian: 28-ма окрема механізована бригада
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28th Mechanized Brigade shoulder sleeve insignia
Active 1942–present
Country  Soviet Union
(1930s–1991)
 Ukraine
(1991–present)
Branch Ground Forces
Type Mechanized Infantry
Size Brigade
Part of Operational Command South
Garrison/HQ Chornomorske[1]
Odessa Oblast, Ukraine
Engagements World War II
War in Donbass
Commanders
Current
commander
Col. Ihor Oliynuk[2]

The 28th Mechanized Brigade is a formation of the Ukrainian Ground Forces.[3]

The original 28th Guards Rifle Division was formed during the Second World War from the 180th Rifle Division in May 1942. The division fought at Kharkov and Iași. It was with the 37th Army in Bulgaria in May 1945. During the 1980s, the then 28th Guards Motor Rifle Division was part of the 14th Guards Army headquartered at Kishinev, in the Moldovian SSR (Odessa Military District). After the fall of the Soviet Union it became part of the reorganised Ukrainian 6th Army Corps. After the 6th Army Corps was disbanded in 2013, the brigade became part of Operational Command South.

The brigade fought in the War in Donbass.[4] On 22 August 2016, its Guards title was removed.[5]

Current Structure[edit]

As of 2017 the brigade's structure is as follows:

  • 28th Mechanized Brigade, Chornomorske
    • Headquarters & Headquarters Company
    • 1st Mechanized Battalion
    • 2nd Mechanized Battalion
    • 3rd Mechanized Battalion
    • Tank Battalion
    • 18th Motorized Infantry Battalion "Odesa"
    • Brigade Artillery Group
    • Anti-Aircraft Missile Artillery Battalion
    • Engineer Battalion
    • Maintenance Battalion
    • Logistic Battalion
    • Reconnaissance Company
    • Sniper Company
    • Electronic Warfare Company
    • Signal Company
    • Radar Company
    • CBRN-defense Company
    • Medical Company

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Представники верифікаційної структури Бундесверу в рамках Віденського документу 1999 року проінспектують 28-у окрему механізовану бригаду 6-го армійського корпусу Сухопутних військ ЗС України, що розташована на Одещині" [Vienna Document of 1999 Bundeswehr inspectors will inspect the 28th separate mechanized brigade of the 6th Army Corps Armed Forces of Ukraine, located in Odessa Region] (in Ukrainian). Press Center of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. 21 November 2006. Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Підготовці підрозділів для проведення спільних дій у складі миротворчих сил та виконання миротворчих операцій у зоні відповідальності присвячено українсько-молдовське тактичне навчання «Південь – 2007»" [Units prepare for joint action in peacekeeping forces and operations in the area for Ukrainian-Moldovan tactical exercise "South-2007"] (in Ukrainian). Press Center of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. 11 September 2007. Archived from the original on 11 February 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "УКАЗ ПРЕЗИДЕНТА УКРАЇНИ № 569/2006" [Decree of the President of Ukraine No. 569/2006] (in Ukrainian). Press Service of the President of Ukraine. 23 June 2006. Archived from the original on 2014-08-22. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Heavy fighting resumes in Ukraine". The Independent. Retrieved 2016-03-04. 
  5. ^ "УКАЗ ПРЕЗИДЕНТА УКРАЇНИ №344/2016" [Ukaz of the President of Ukraine No. 344/2016] (in Ukrainian). President of Ukraine. 22 August 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2017.