56th Motorized Brigade (Ukraine)

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56th Motorized Brigade
Ukrainian: 56-та окрема мотопіхотна бригада
56th Separate Motorized Infantry Brigade SSI.svg
56th Motorized Brigade shoulder sleeve insignia
Active23 February 2015–present
Country Ukraine
BranchUkrainian Marines
TypeUkrainian Naval Infantry
Part ofOperational Command South
EngagementsWar in Donbass

The 56th Motorized Brigade is a formation of the Ukrainian Ground Forces. The brigade was activated on 23 February 2015 in the city of Dnipro in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast and took command of three volunteer territorial defence battalions. The brigade fought in the War in Donbass and has functioned as a motorized brigade. In June of 2019, it was announced the 56th Motorized Brigade will be transferred to the Ukrainian Naval Infantry and remain based in Mariupol as part of the effort to increase the size of Ukrainian Marine Corps to 4 brigades.[1]

Current Structure[edit]

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

  • 56th Motorized Brigade, Mariupol
    • Headquarters & Headquarters Company
    • 21st Motorized Infantry Battalion "Sarmat"
    • 23rd Motorized Infantry Battalion "Khortytsia"
    • 37th Motorized Infantry Battalion
    • Brigade Artillery Group
      • Headquarters & Target Acquisition Battery
      • Howitzer Artillery Battalion (D-20)
      • Anti-tank Artillery Battalion (MT-12 Rapira)
    • Anti-Aircraft Missile Artillery Battalion
    • Reconnaissance Company
    • Tank Company
    • Engineer Company
    • Maintenance Company
    • Logistic Company
    • Signal Company
    • Medical Company
    • Sniper Platoon