Russian Military Intervention in Ukraine: Overview, Evidence and Map



Russia's hybrid war in Ukraine


The Russian aggression in Ukraine started with the treacherous invasion of Crimea, when in the days of political uncertainty following the popular Euromaidan protests and the escape of Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych, in a swift maneuver, Russian soldiers stormed and seized all government buildings and strategic facilities. They had no insignia, wore balaclavas, and remained silent when approached with questions. Less than a month after the landing of “the little green men,” Russia staged a fake referendum and annexed the Crimean Peninsula.

The covert operation in Crimea was Russia’s first test of its new approach to warfare in Ukraine. It was clearly successful, and within several weeks of the annexation Russian military personnel with their weapons, gear and equipment started flowing across the border from mainland Russia into Eastern Ukraine. At first those were small teams carrying only small arms, but gradually their numbers grew and their weapons became more varied and deadly, from machine guns to grenade launchers to howitzers and tanks. This creeping military buildup without official declaration of war was a part of Russia’s hybrid strategy seeking to gain control over the territory of Ukraine, while doing its best to convince other nations that this was a strictly internal conflict. At the time when Moscow kept sending trained servicemen and mercenaries with fake IDs and Russian made weapons to Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov employed the tactics of denial and was ridiculing the idea of Russia’s involvement in Ukraine in his speeches.

Russia was also fueling the conflict by funding local groups, led by people who could hardly conceal their shady business and criminal connections. Racketeers, smugglers, gangsters, and mob muscles together with corrupt local officials, all generously funded by Moscow, made the backbone of the pro-Russian movement. This patchy crowd was spearheaded by warlords like Igor Girkin a.k.a. Strelkov, Igor Bezler a.k.a. “The Imp”, Arseny Pavlov a.k.a. “Motorola”, and Alexander Mozhaev a.k.a. “Babay”, all of them imported from Russia.

The tactics of “ambiguous warfare” bore fruit, and by the end of spring 2014 approximately 7% of Ukraine’s territory was under the control of the Kremlin’s puppet leaders, and Russia had the ambitious plan to extend its control over the rest of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts (provinces), and, additionally, occupy Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhia, Mykolaiv, Kherson and Odesa Oblasts.

This plan could become real, if not for the desperate resistance of Ukrainians who, despite the terrible state of the underfunded and weakened Ukrainian Armed Forces, managed to organize and equip volunteer battalions that reinforced and revitalized the old-fashioned and slow-to-react Ukrainian Army.

The effect was tremendous. In summer 2014 Ukrainian forces started to liberate occupied cities and territories: Krasny Lyman (June 3-4), Mariupol (June 13), Slovyansk, Kramatorsk, Druzhkivka, Kostiantynivka (July 5), Artemivsk (July 6).

This quick progress undermined Russia’s far-reaching plans, and Moscow decided to double the efforts by sending to Donbas MANPADS (there were at least 7 proven cases of aircraft losses to MANPADS), fighter jets (on July 16 a Russian MiG-29 shot down a Ukrainian Su-25), and surface-to-air missile systems (at least 2 confirmed cases of military aircraft losses and most likely the downing of the passenger Boeing 777, flight MH17). In August 2014 hundreds of Russian military vehicles and thousands of Russian regular army troops crossed into Ukraine, and Ukrainian towns and villages were subjected to heavy rocket and artillery bombardments. There was also extensive evidence of Grad rocket attacks on Ukrainian territory across the border from Russia.

Massive bombardments were resulting in significant civilian casualties and kept devastating Ukrainian communities. Ukrainian military commanders were at a loss, for they did not expect Russia to intrude so openly and bring the fighting into densely populated areas on purpose. Ukrainian field camps were easy targets for Russian artillery. The situation became unmanageable. People were escaping the war zone, whole towns were cut off from water and power, grocery stores were running out of food supplies. Humanitarian situation was critical, and it affected the course of action. Unable to effectively attack the enemy without risking high civilian losses, Ukrainian fast-moving counter-offensive broke down.

Starting from August 2014, violent clashes were taking place everywhere along the front line. On September 5 Ukrainian representatives were forced to sign Minsk Protocol aimed to achieve bilateral ceasefire with Russian terrorist forces and avoid more casualties. However, it did not help. By January 2015 fragile ceasefire completely collapsed leading to one of the most dramatic battles of the war – the Battle of Debaltseve. The town was heavily shelled by Russia-backed forces, and thousands of residents fled the city under constant bombardment. Despite the attempts to hold the city under government control and the new Minsk II ceasefire agreement signed on February 11, 2015, the fight intensified. On February 18 Ukrainian forces made the difficult decision to withdraw.

Since that time the war has been going through the ever-changing periods of simmering hostilities and sharp escalations. Stable ceasefire has never been achieved. Although Russian forces never achieved their goal to expand the zone of control, the Kremlin has not abandoned its plans to seize more territories of Ukraine. Those plans have simply been put aside to wait for an opportune moment. Meanwhile Putin is looking for alternative ways to convince the United States and EU member states to lift economic sanctions, restore relations with Moscow, and turn a blind eye to the Russian invasion of Georgia and Ukraine, its violations of the UN Charter, Budapest Memorandum, Russian-Ukrainian Friendship Treaty, and a whole range of other international treaties. Time will show how much longer Putin will be able to curb his appetite before he realizes that no one is going to help him with his aspirations.

Russian military units in Donbas. Timelapse

Open source intelligence and evidence of Russian military intervention


While it has never been a great secret for Ukrainian locals that Russian regular army actively participated in the fighting in Donbas, it is not an easy task to prove this fact to the international community. Russian troops have been pretty cautious and diligent in covering up their crime: they paint over the markings on their vehicles and tanks and avoid wearing any insignia that could link them to the Russian Armed Forces. Many Russian officers also carry fake IDs, and all regulars pretend to be volunteer fighters or mercenaries who terminated their military service just several weeks before the ‘trip’ to Ukraine.

This odd coincidence, when thousands of Russian soldiers and officers abruptly end their military careers and mysteriously surface in Ukraine, does not seem to bother Russian military commanders – because in reality all of this is being done by their orders.

“If this is Russian aggression, then what is your proof?!” - Russian government officials would shout while sending more “little green men” and weapons to Ukraine. “Really, what is your proof?” - would repeat many foreign officials and diplomats.

“We saw them.”

“This is not a proof.”

“They spoke Russian with an accent different from that of Ukrainian residents. And they used dialect words that can only be heard in some areas of Russia.”

“This is not a proof.”

“They wore Russian type camouflage uniforms.”

“This is not a proof.”

“They carried brand new Russian rifles.”

“They could have gotten them anywhere.”

“They annexed Crimea, our territory.”

“They did, but it does not prove they are fighting in Donbas now.”

However absurd this may sound now, such dialogues really took place back in 2014.

Ukraine faced the denial of the obvious. In part because Russian officials kept rejecting all accusations. In part because Russian government-sponsored media operating abroad swamped the world with outright lies about the political situation and the war in Ukraine. In part because no country wanted to confront Russia – it is rather uncomfortable to stand against a nuclear weapon state. In part because most countries cared more about continuing their trade with Russia than about the deaths and suffering of Ukrainian citizens. Yet, we are not to judge    others – we just want to explain what made us start looking for indisputable evidence of the Russian military involvement.

Who we are and what we gathered


InformNapalm is a volunteer initiative that emerged as a response to the Russian aggression in Ukraine. People from different walks of life united their efforts to counter Russian propaganda with thoroughly researched investigations and analytical materials that present strong evidence of Russian military intervention in Ukraine. Our team mostly uses open sources of information – official websites, reports, videos, satellite images and social media posts – to glean the full picture of Russian military activities and present it to international community.

Our database of Russian military units identified in Ukraine is the result of two years of work, and we continue improving our data and adding new records of war crimes committed by professional Russian military servicemen in Ukraine. So far, we have proved the participation of 75 Russian operating military units in the war in Ukraine. Each record has a link to a detailed investigation behind each case. So, you can not only browse the database, but follow the logical thread of exposing the crime.

How to navigate through our data


How to use this database: You can simply look through all data cards and visit InformNapalm.org website for the details. The database contains over 150 data cards, so do not forget to click “Load more”, if you want to see all records.

How to use the interactive map: You can click on any color dot to view more information about the identified units. Please note that all units are colored according to the military type they belong to. Please click the drop-down list “Colored by military type” to view the legend. You can also select “Explore” to access advanced options, such as filtering.

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Russian military units in Ukraine. Database of incidents


Page Title
Spotted in Ukraine
Time of incident
Details (English)
Details (source text)
Photo
Branch
2nd Special Forces Brigade - 64044 - PskovNovoazovsk, Donetsk OblastMay 2015https://en.informnapalm.org/the-2nd-spetsnaz-brigade-in-the-mariupol-area/https://informnapalm.org/9207-2-ya-brygada-spn-gru-gsh-vs-rf-na-maryupolskom-napravlenyy/special forces
3rd Separate Special Forces Brigade - 21208 - Tolyatti, Samara OblastLuhanskJune 2015https://en.informnapalm.org/another-screwup-of-the-3rd-spetsnaz-brigade/https://informnapalm.org/10222-specnaza-gru-rf/special forces
3rd Separate Special Forces Brigade - 21208 - Tolyatti, Samara OblastSchastia, Luhansk OblastMay 2015https://en.informnapalm.org/research-on-unit-commander-of-the-russian-gru-whose-servicemen-were-captured-by-the-ukrainian-army-in-shchastya/https://informnapalm.org/9162-gru-info-about-com/special forces
3rd Separate Special Forces Brigade - 21208 - Tolyatti, Samara OblastLuhanskJune 2015https://en.informnapalm.org/another-screwup-of-the-3rd-spetsnaz-brigade/https://informnapalm.org/10222-specnaza-gru-rf/special forces
3rd Separate Special Forces Brigade - 21208 - Tolyatti, Samara OblastLuhanskAugust 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/royal-flush-russian-special-forces-soldier-fighting-in-ukraine-showed-us-all/https://informnapalm.org/9343-flesh-royal-soldat-3-j-brygady-spetsnaza-gru-rf-otkryl-vse-karty/special forces
3rd Separate Special Forces Brigade - 21208 - Tolyatti, Samara OblastSchastia, Luhansk OblastMay 2015https://en.informnapalm.org/the-information-on-the-commander-of-the-second-unit-of-the-captured-gru-spetsnaz-servicemen-is-found/https://informnapalm.org/9183-gru-info-about-com-2/special forces
3rd Separate Special Forces Brigade - 21208 - Tolyatti, Samara OblastSchastia, Luhansk OblastMay 2015https://en.informnapalm.org/ukrainian-military-destroys-a-russian-spetsnaz-incursion-into-shchastya-and-captures-two-wounded-spetsnaz-troops/https://informnapalm.org/9082-v-plen-pod-schastem-popaly-bojtsy-tolyattynskogo-spetsnaza-gru/special forces
4th Armored Brigade - 19612 - Naro-Fominsk, Moscow OblastN/D, Donetsk OblastJanuary 2015https://en.informnapalm.org/identification-russian-army-units-involved-recent-donbas-battles/https://informnapalm.org/5134-ydentyfykatsyya-rossyjskyh-podrazdelenyj-uchastvuyushhyh-v-poslednyh-boyah-na-donbasse/tank troops
5th Armored Brigade - 46108 - Divizionnaya, Ulan-Ude, Republic of BuryatiaLohvynove, Donetsk OblastFebruary 2015https://en.informnapalm.org/siberia-forest-fires-have-burnt-the-tanks-of-the-russian-5th-armored-brigade-near-debaltseve/https://informnapalm.org/11974-pozhary-v-buryatyy-sozhgly-tanky-5-j-otbr/tank troops
6th Armored Brigade - 54096 - Mulino, Nizhny Novgorod OblastIlovaisk, Donetsk OblastAugust 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/the-8th-mountain-motorized-rifle-brigade-in-ukraine/https://informnapalm.org/1475-8-ya-gornaya-motostrelkovaya-brygada-v-ukrayne/tank troops
6th Armored Brigade - 54096 - Mulino, Nizhny Novgorod OblastChervonosilske, Donetsk OblastAugust 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/tank-biathlon-2014-of-the-russia-s-6th-tank-brigade-in-donbas/https://informnapalm.org/11380-tankovyj-byatlon-na-donbasse/tank troops
6th Armored Brigade - 54096 - Mulino, Nizhny Novgorod OblastIlovaisk, Donetsk OblastAugust 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/echo-of-ilovaisk-another-6th-brigade-s-tank-crewman-is-identified/https://informnapalm.org/12250-ydentyfytsyrovan-ocherednoj-tankyst-byatlonyst-6-j-tbr-vs-rf-proshedshyj-cherez-ukraynskuyu-komandyrovku/tank troops
6th Armored Brigade - 54096 - Mulino, Nizhny Novgorod OblastTelmanove, Donetsk OblastN/Dhttps://en.informnapalm.org/the-ato-headquarters-briefs-foreign-press-on-frontline/https://informnapalm.org/6915-v-shtabe-ato-provely-bryfyng-dlya-ynostrannoj-pressy-s-vyezdom-na-peredovuyu-foto/tank troops
7th Airborne (Mountain) Division - 61756 - Raevskaya, Krasnodar KraiSimferopol, CrimeaMarch 2014http://lugansk-news.com/russian-neo-nazi-identified-as-paratrooper-who-took-part-in-crimea-annexation/https://informnapalm.org/9800-natsysty-v-rossyjskom-spetsnaze-ydentyfytsyrovana-rota-voennoj-razvedky-rf-kotoraya-shturmovala-krymskyj-parlament/airborne troops
7th Division, 247th Airborne Regiment - 54801 - Stavropol, Stavropol KraiN/D, Donetsk OblastSeptember 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/247th-air-assault-regiment-7th-guards-airborne-division/https://informnapalm.org/1062-247-j-desantno-shturmovoj-polk-7-j-dyvyzyy-vdv-v-ukrayne/airborne troops
7th Division, 247th Airborne Regiment - 54801 - Stavropol, Stavropol KraiN/D, Donetsk OblastSeptember 2015https://informnapalm.org/en/nov29-donbass-247/https://informnapalm.org/16069-ukr-kom-247-dshp/airborne troops
7th Division, 247th Airborne Regiment - 54801 - Stavropol, Stavropol KraiN/D, Donetsk OblastOctober 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/identification-units-russian-armed-forces-deployed-fight-eastern-ukraine/https://informnapalm.org/1391-ydentyfykatsyya-syl-vtorzhenyya-vs-rf-podrazdelenyya-y-yh-potery-na-terrytoryy-ukrayny/airborne troops
7th Military Base - 09332 - Gudauta, occupied Abkhazia, GeorgiaN/D, Donetsk OblastSeptember 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/cinderellas-with-self-propelled-artillery-systems-or-how-russian-contract-servicemen-are-posing-as-self-defence/https://informnapalm.org/10039-voennosluzhashhye-7-j-v-bazy-vs-rf-pereygryvayut-s-pereodevanyem-v-boevykov-dnr-lnr/ground forces
7th Military Base - 09332 - Gudauta, occupied Abkhazia, GeorgiaDonetskOctober 2015https://informnapalm.org/en/jan10-donbas-games/https://informnapalm.org/18514-ot-delat-nehren-igry-rossijskih-okkupantov-na-donbasse/ground forces
7th Military Base - 09332 - Gudauta, occupied Abkhazia, GeorgiaN/D, Donetsk OblastN/Dhttps://en.informnapalm.org/identification-units-russian-armed-forces-deployed-fight-eastern-ukraine/https://informnapalm.org/1391-ydentyfykatsyya-syl-vtorzhenyya-vs-rf-podrazdelenyya-y-yh-potery-na-terrytoryy-ukrayny/ground forces
7th Military Base - 09332 - Gudauta, occupied Abkhazia, GeorgiaBerezove, Donetsk OblastJune 2015https://en.informnapalm.org/the-sover-story-of-the-former-soldier-of-the-7th-russian-base-does-not-hold-water/https://informnapalm.org/10065-legenda-byografyya-byvshego-voennosluzhashhego-7-j-voennoj-bazy/ground forces
7th Separate Armored Brigade - 89547 - Chebarkul, Chelyabinsk OblastN/D, Donetsk OblastSeptember 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/more-uninvited-guests-siberia/https://informnapalm.org/1159-nezvanye-gosty-yz-sybyry/tank troops
7th Separate Armored Brigade - 89547 - Chebarkul, Chelyabinsk OblastN/D, Donetsk OblastFebruary 2015https://informnapalm.org/en/donetsk-fiasco-of-the-scouts-from-the-russian-7th-armored-brigade/https://informnapalm.org/14975-fiasco-7tbr/tank troops
8th Mountain Motorized Rifle Brigade - 16544 - Borzoy, Republic of ChechnyaNovopavlivka, Luhansk OblastMarch 2015https://en.informnapalm.org/the-russian-8th-motorized-rifle-brigade-as-part-of-the-people-s-militia-of-lnr/https://informnapalm.org/10616-8omsbr-rf-v-sostave-lnr/mechanized infantry
8th Mountain Motorized Rifle Brigade - 16544 - Borzoy, Republic of ChechnyaN/D, Donetsk OblastN/Dhttps://en.informnapalm.org/identification-units-russian-armed-forces-deployed-fight-eastern-ukraine/https://informnapalm.org/1391-ydentyfykatsyya-syl-vtorzhenyya-vs-rf-podrazdelenyya-y-yh-potery-na-terrytoryy-ukraynymechanized infantry
9th Artillery Brigade - 02561 - Luga, Leningrad OblastN/D, Donetsk OblastApril 2015https://en.informnapalm.org/self-propelled-artillery-of-the-9th-brigade-fires-towards-mariupol/https://informnapalm.org/8780-samohodnaya-artylleryya-9-j-artbrygady-na-maryupolskom-napravlenyy/artillery
9th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 54046 - Nizhny NovgorodDonetskJuly 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/russian-sabotage-and-reconnaissance-groups-in-ukraine-long-before-august-24-2014/https://informnapalm.org/1175-drg-y-razvedroty-vs-rf-poyavylys-v-ukrayne-zadolgo-24-go-avgusta-fotofakty/mechanized infantry
9th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 54046 - Nizhny NovgorodN/D, Donetsk OblastFebruary 2015https://en.informnapalm.org/russian-soldier-promises-his-friends-to-kill-ukrainians-the-same-way-as-last-summer/https://informnapalm.org/5972-rossyskyj-soldat-serezhenka-yakushev-zhe-serezha-gradov-obeshhaet-druzyam-mochyt-ukropov-tak-zhe-kak-y-letom/mechanized infantry
10th Separate Special Forces Brigade - 51532 - Goryachy Klyuch, Molkino, Krasnodar KraiLuhanskJune 2015https://en.informnapalm.org/selfies-of-the-10th-special-purpose-brigade-of-the-russian-gru-geolocated-in-luhansk/https://informnapalm.org/10647-10obrspn-gru-rf-v-luganske/special forces
10th Separate Special Forces Brigade - 51532 - Goryachy Klyuch, Molkino, Krasnodar KraiLuhanskMay 2015https://en.informnapalm.org/selfies-of-the-10th-special-purpose-brigade-of-the-russian-gru-geolocated-in-luhansk/https://informnapalm.org/10647-10obrspn-gru-rf-v-luganske/special forces
11st Separate Airborne Brigade - 32364 - Sosnovka, Ulan-Ude, Republic of BuryatiaN/D, Donetsk OblastN/Dhttps://en.informnapalm.org/cargo-200-delivered-ulan-ude-buryatia/https://informnapalm.org/4672-v-ulan-ude-dostavyly-20-200-h/airborne troops
11th Separate Engineer Brigade - 45767 - Rostov OblastSnizhne, Donetsk OblastApril 2014https://informnapalm.org/en/snizhne-2014-armor-11th-engineering-brigade/https://informnapalm.org/23969-cnezhnoe-11-ibr/engineer troops
15th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 90600 - Roshchinsky, Samara OblastLysyche, Donetsk OblastAugust 2014https://informnapalm.org/en/coming-back-body-bag-contract-soldier-russian-15th-brigade-identified-photos-videos-18/https://informnapalm.org/27972-kontraktnik-15-omsbr-lisichie/ mechanized infantry
15th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 90600 - Roshchinsky, Samara OblastN/D, Donetsk OblastN/Dhttps://en.informnapalm.org/identification-units-russian-armed-forces-deployed-fight-eastern-ukraine/https://informnapalm.org/1391-ydentyfykatsyya-syl-vtorzhenyya-vs-rf-podrazdelenyya-y-yh-potery-na-terrytoryy-ukrayny/mechanized infantry
15th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 90600 - Roshchinsky, Samara OblastN/D, Donetsk OblastSeptember 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/15th-motorized-rifle-brigade-deployed-ukrainian-border-intelligence-unit-peacekeepers-time/https://informnapalm.org/1028-15-ya-omsbr-myrotvorcheskyh-syl-na-granytse-s-ukraynoj/mechanized infantry
15th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 90600 - Roshchinsky, Samara OblastKrasnodon, Luhansk OblastJuly 2015https://en.informnapalm.org/the-15th-brigade-contract-soldier-is-noticed-in-krasnodon/https://informnapalm.org/11251-15-omsb-krasnodon/mechanized infantry
15th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 90600 - Roshchinsky, Samara OblastN/D, Donetsk OblastApril 2015https://informnapalm.org/en/russian-squad-sergeant-kozlov-spotted-ukraine/https://informnapalm.org/27545-komandir-kozlov/ mechanized infantry
15th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 90600 - Roshchinsky, Samara OblastKrasnodon, Luhansk OblastSeptember 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/mourning-peacekeepers-of-the-15th-brigade/https://informnapalm.org/5570-skorbyashhye-myrotvortsy-yz-15-j-brygady/mechanized infantry
15th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 90600 - Roshchinsky, Samara OblastLuhanskN/Dhttps://en.informnapalm.org/the-ato-headquarters-briefs-foreign-press-on-frontline/https://informnapalm.org/6915-v-shtabe-ato-provely-bryfyng-dlya-ynostrannoj-pressy-s-vyezdom-na-peredovuyu-foto/mechanized infantry
15th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 90600 - Roshchinsky, Samara OblastKrasnodon, Luhansk OblastSeptember 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/russian-peacemakers-from-samara-earn-ukrainian-hryvnas/https://informnapalm.org/1087-samarskye-myrotvortsy-poluchayut-gryvny/mechanized infantry
15th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 90600 - Roshchinsky, Samara OblastLuhanske, Donetsk OblastApril 2015https://informnapalm.org/en/uses-15th-motorized-rifle-brigade/https://informnapalm.org/22900-rf-ispolzuet-na-donbasse-voennosluzhashhih-15-j-omsbr-mirotvorcheskih-sil/mechanized infantry
15th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 90600 - Roshchinsky, Samara OblastN/D, Donetsk OblastOctober 2014https://informnapalm.org/en/mar06-war-criminals-15th-peacekeeping-brigade/https://informnapalm.org/20600-prestupniki-15-j/mechanized infantry
15th Special Operations Squad "Vyatich" - 6761 - Armavir, Krasnodar KraiDonetskSeptember 2015https://informnapalm.org/en/nov26-spetsnaz-vyatich/https://informnapalm.org/15821-15-ospn-vv-rf-vyatych/internal troops
16th Separate Special Forces Brigade - 54607 - Tambov, Tambov OblastZolote, Luhansk OblastMay 2015https://en.informnapalm.org/three-spetsnaz-soldiers-of-the-16th-brigade-killed-in-ukraine-in-may-were-identified/https://informnapalm.org/9104-ustanovleny-troe-spetsnazovtsev-16-j-brygady-gru-ubytyh-v-nachale-maya-v-ukrayne/special forces
17th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 65384 - Shali, Republic of ChechnyaPervomaiskyi, Donetsk OblastAugust 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/17th-motorized-brigade-southern-military-district-russian-federation-ukraine/https://informnapalm.org/1005-17-ya-omsbr-yuvo-v-ukrayne/mechanized infantry
17th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 65384 - Shali, Republic of ChechnyaShakhtarsk, Donetsk OblastAugust 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/the-17th-brigade-in-donbas-in-summer-2014-photo-proofs/https://informnapalm.org/8492-8492/mechanized infantry
17th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 65384 - Shali, Republic of ChechnyaPervomaiskyi, Donetsk OblastAugust 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/tankman-russian-officer-17th-independent-motor-rifle-brigade-participated-armed-hostilities-donbas/https://informnapalm.org/2165-tankyst-rossyjskyj-ofytser-17-j-omsbr-uchastnyk-letnyh-boev-na-donbasse/mechanized infantry
17th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 65384 - Shali, Republic of ChechnyaDokuchajevsk, Donetsk OblastFebruary 2015https://informnapalm.org/en/f-cked-brigade-former-contract-soldier-17th-mrb-russian-army-video/https://informnapalm.org/27316-konchenaya-17-j-omsbr/mechanized infantry
17th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 65384 - Shali, Republic of ChechnyaNovoazovsk, Donetsk OblastOctober 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/2s19-msta-s-self-propelled-mortar-of-the-17th-brigade-near-novoazovsk/https://informnapalm.org/11391-sau-msta-s-novoazovskom/mechanized infantry
17th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 65384 - Shali, Republic of ChechnyaKrasnoarmiiske, Donetsk OblastN/Dhttps://en.informnapalm.org/the-ato-headquarters-briefs-foreign-press-on-frontline/https://informnapalm.org/6915-v-shtabe-ato-provely-bryfyng-dlya-ynostrannoj-pressy-s-vyezdom-na-peredovuyu-foto/mechanized infantry
18th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 27777 - Kalinovskaya, Republic of ChechnyaDonetskNovember 2014https://informnapalm.org/en/3-trips-from-18th-brigade/https://informnapalm.org/13638-try-komandyrovky-na-donbass/mechanized infantry
18th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 27777 - Kalinovskaya, Republic of ChechnyaDobropillia, Donetsk OblastJune 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/new-evidence-of-russian-military-incursion-into-ukraine/https://informnapalm.org/153-pro-rossyjskye-sled/mechanized infantry
18th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 27777 - Kalinovskaya, Republic of ChechnyaSnizhne, Donetsk OblastJanuary 2015https://en.informnapalm.org/tanks-of-the-18th-motorized-rifle-brigade-in-ukraine/https://informnapalm.org/6598-tanky-18-j-otdelnoj-motostrelkovoj-brygady-yz-chechny-v-ukrayne/mechanized infantry
18th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 27777 - Kalinovskaya, Republic of ChechnyaDonetskN/Dhttps://en.informnapalm.org/the-ato-headquarters-briefs-foreign-press-on-frontline/https://informnapalm.org/6915-v-shtabe-ato-provely-bryfyng-dlya-ynostrannoj-pressy-s-vyezdom-na-peredovuyu-foto/mechanized infantry
18th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 27777 - Kalinovskaya, Republic of ChechnyaDonetskJuly 2014https://informnapalm.org/en/3-trips-from-18th-brigade/https://informnapalm.org/13638-try-komandyrovky-na-donbass/mechanized infantry
18th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 27777 - Kalinovskaya, Republic of ChechnyaDonetskAugust 2015https://informnapalm.org/en/3-trips-from-18th-brigade/https://informnapalm.org/13638-try-komandyrovky-na-donbass/mechanized infantry
18th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 27777 - Kalinovskaya, Republic of ChechnyaN/D, Donetsk OblastN/Dhttps://en.informnapalm.org/identification-units-russian-armed-forces-deployed-fight-eastern-ukraine/https://informnapalm.org/1391-ydentyfykatsyya-syl-vtorzhenyya-vs-rf-podrazdelenyya-y-yh-potery-na-terrytoryy-ukraynymechanized infantry
18th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 27777 - Kalinovskaya, Republic of ChechnyaZrubne, Donetsk OblastN/Dhttps://en.informnapalm.org/separatist-leader-pavel-gubarev-and-the-russian-18th-separate-motorized-rifle-brigade-what-s-the-connection/https://informnapalm.org/9714-kak-pavel-gubarev-zasvetyl-18-yu-gv-omsbr-vs-rf/mechanized infantry
18th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 27777 - Kalinovskaya, Republic of ChechnyaNovosvitlivka, Luhansk OblastSeptember 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/putin-s-eleven-selfie-soldiers-of-18th-russian-motorized-rifles-brigade-in-donbas/https://informnapalm.org/10763-11-friends-18-omsbr-rf/mechanized infantry
18th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 27777 - Kalinovskaya, Republic of ChechnyaVolnukhyne, Luhansk OblastAugust 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/putin-s-eleven-selfie-soldiers-of-18th-russian-motorized-rifles-brigade-in-donbas/https://informnapalm.org/10763-11-friends-18-omsbr-rf/mechanized infantry
18th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 27777 - Kalinovskaya, Republic of ChechnyaN/D, Donetsk OblastOctober 2014https://informnapalm.org/en/officer-russian-18th-motor-rifle-brigade-traced-war-zone-ukraine/https://informnapalm.org/28104-vyyavlen-ofitser-18-j-brigady/mechanized infantry
18th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 27777 - Kalinovskaya, Republic of ChechnyaN/D, Donetsk OblastAugust 2014https://informnapalm.org/en/jul05-war-criminals/https://informnapalm.org/24259-ocherednoj-ulov-informnapalm-voennye-prestupniki-iz-18-j-omsbr-vs-rf/mechanized infantry
19th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 20634 - Vladikavkaz, North OssetiaAmvrosiivka, Donetsk OblastMay 2015https://en.informnapalm.org/drones-company-of-russian-19th-motorized-rifle-brigade-a-story-of-their-ukrainian-trip/https://informnapalm.org/8819-o-pohozhdenyyah-roty-bpla-19-j-motostrelkovoj-brygady-v-ukrayne/mechanized infantry
19th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 20634 - Vladikavkaz, North OssetiaPisky, Donetsk OblastMay 2015https://en.informnapalm.org/the-snipers-of-the-19th-brigade-in-the-ranks-of-somali-armed-formation/https://informnapalm.org/10022-snajper-19-j-omsbr-vs-rf-v-ryadah-nvf-somaly/mechanized infantry
19th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 20634 - Vladikavkaz, North OssetiaN/D, Donetsk OblastSeptember 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/2s19-msta-s-self-propelled-mortar-from-north-ossetia-at-the-border-with-ukraine/https://informnapalm.org/2019-sau-msta-s-19-j-msbr-yz-severnoj-osetyy-na-granytse-s-ukraynoj/mechanized infantry
20th Motorized Rifle Brigade - 22220 - VolgogradHorlivka, Donetsk OblastN/Dhttps://en.informnapalm.org/the-ato-headquarters-briefs-foreign-press-on-frontline/https://informnapalm.org/6915-v-shtabe-ato-provely-bryfyng-dlya-ynostrannoj-pressy-s-vyezdom-na-peredovuyu-foto/mechanized infantry
21st Motorized Rifle Brigade - 12128 - Totskoye, Orenburg OblastN/D, Donetsk OblastN/Dhttps://en.informnapalm.org/identification-units-russian-armed-forces-deployed-fight-eastern-ukraine/https://informnapalm.org/1391-ydentyfykatsyya-syl-vtorzhenyya-vs-rf-podrazdelenyya-y-yh-potery-na-terrytoryy-ukrayny/mechanized infantry
21st Motorized Rifle Brigade - 12128 - Totskoye, Orenburg OblastYenakijeve, Donetsk OblastN/Dhttps://en.informnapalm.org/the-ato-headquarters-briefs-foreign-press-on-frontline/https://informnapalm.org/6915-v-shtabe-ato-provely-bryfyng-dlya-ynostrannoj-pressy-s-vyezdom-na-peredovuyu-foto/mechanized infantry
21st Motorized Rifle Brigade - 12128 - Totskoye, Orenburg OblastStarobesheve, Donetsk OblastOctober 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/orenburg-weather-destroyed-tanks-of-the-21st-brigade-near-starobesheve/https://informnapalm.org/11707-tanky-t-72ba-21-oj-omsbr/mechanized infantry
22nd Special Forces Brigade - 11659 - Stepnoy, Rostov OblastLuhanskMay 2015https://en.informnapalm.org/russian-servicemen-of-the-22nd-spetsnaz-gru-brigade-identified-on-a-combat-mission-in-luhansk/https://informnapalm.org/9474-ydentyfytsyrovany-voennosluzhashhye-22-brygady-spn-gru-rf-vypolnyayushhye-boevuyu-zadachu-v-luganske/special forces
22nd Special Forces Brigade - 11659 - Stepnoy, Rostov OblastHorlivka, Donetsk OblastJanuary 2015https://informnapalm.org/en/dec16-russian-gru/https://informnapalm.org/17300-gru-rf-gorlovka/special forces
22nd Special Forces Brigade - 11659 - Stepnoy, Rostov OblastN/D, Donetsk OblastSeptember 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/22nd-independent-brigade-currently-operating-ukraine/https://informnapalm.org/1116-22-ya-obrspn-gru-v-ukrayne/special forces
23rd Motorized Rifle Brigade - 65349 - Kryazh, Samara OblastN/D, Luhansk OblastJuly 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/embarrassment-russia-soldiers-captured-ukraine/https://informnapalm.org/3497-skolko-rossyjskyh-voennyhplen/mechanized infantry
23rd Motorized Rifle Brigade - 65349 - Kryazh, Samara OblastLuhanskN/Dhttps://en.informnapalm.org/the-ato-headquarters-briefs-foreign-press-on-frontline/https://informnapalm.org/6915-v-shtabe-ato-provely-bryfyng-dlya-ynostrannoj-pressy-s-vyezdom-na-peredovuyu-foto/mechanized infantry
23rd Motorized Rifle Brigade - 65349 - Kryazh, Samara OblastKrasnodon, Luhansk OblastOctober 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/the-23rd-motorized-rifle-brigade-fights-in-ukraine-photo-proofs/https://informnapalm.org/6944-23-ya-omsbr-armyy-rf-voevala-v-ukrayne-foto-letnyh-podvygov/mechanized infantry
24th Separate Special Forces Brigade - 55433 - NovosibirskDebaltseve, Donetsk OblastFebruary 2015https://en.informnapalm.org/colonel-on-the-tour-or-how-vk-photo-gave-up-a-russian-intelligence-officer/https://informnapalm.org/7644-polkovnyk-na-ekskursyy-yly-kak-rossyjskogo-razvedchyka-sdala-byrka/special forces
25th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 29760 - Strugi Krasnye, Pskov OblastRozdolne, Donetsk OblastApril 2016https://informnapalm.org/en/another-russian-tactical-task-force-spotted-donbas-coordinates-provided/https://informnapalm.org/23210-25-omsbr/mechanized infantry
28th Motorized Rifle Brigade - 61423 - Ekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk OblastN/D, Donetsk OblastDecember 2014https://informnapalm.org/en/mar19-28th-brigade/https://informnapalm.org/21272-28-j-donbasse/mechanized infantry
28th Motorized Rifle Brigade - 61423 - Ekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk OblastMarinkaJune 2015https://informnapalm.org/en/recon-contract-soldier-from-russia-s-28th-motorized-rifle-brigade-fights-in-pyatnashka-in-the-donbas/https://informnapalm.org/26228-figaro-28-j-brigady/mechanized infantry
28th Motorized Rifle Brigade - 61423 - Ekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk OblastDonetskJanuary 2015https://en.informnapalm.org/28th-brigade-yekaterinburg-exercises-rostov-oblast-sometimes-mourns-dead/https://informnapalm.org/4947-28-ya-brygada-yz-ekaterynburga-na-uchenyyah-v-rostovskoj-oblasty/mechanized infantry
28th Motorized Rifle Brigade - 61423 - Ekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk OblastStakhanov, Luhansk OblastN/Dhttps://en.informnapalm.org/the-ato-headquarters-briefs-foreign-press-on-frontline/https://informnapalm.org/6915-v-shtabe-ato-provely-bryfyng-dlya-ynostrannoj-pressy-s-vyezdom-na-peredovuyu-foto/mechanized infantry
31st Separate Airborne Brigade - 73612 - UlyanovskChervonosilske, Donetsk OblastSeptember 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/russian-paratrooper-gave-himself-away-sitting-in-a-vehicle-of-the-donbas-battalion/https://informnapalm.org/10752-rossyjskyj-desantnyk-spalylsya-na-tachanke-donbassa/airborne troops
31st Separate Airborne Brigade - 73612 - UlyanovskIlovaisk, Donetsk OblastAugust 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/russian-paratrooper-gave-himself-away-sitting-in-a-vehicle-of-the-donbas-battalion/https://informnapalm.org/10752-rossyjskyj-desantnyk-spalylsya-na-tachanke-donbassa/airborne troops
31st Separate Airborne Brigade - 73612 - UlyanovskSimferopol, CrimeaFebruary 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/how-ukrainian-berkut-officer-from-russian-ulyanovsk-assaulted-crimean-parliament-back-in-2014/https://informnapalm.org/10341-desant-berkut-krym/airborne troops
31st Separate Airborne Brigade - 73612 - UlyanovskIlovaisk, Donetsk OblastAugust 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/embarrassment-russia-soldiers-captured-ukraine/https://informnapalm.org/3497-skolko-rossyjskyh-voennyhplen/airborne troops
32nd Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 22316 - Shilovo, Novosibirsk OblastYenakijeve, Donetsk OblastN/Dhttps://en.informnapalm.org/the-ato-headquarters-briefs-foreign-press-on-frontline/https://informnapalm.org/6915-v-shtabe-ato-provely-bryfyng-dlya-ynostrannoj-pressy-s-vyezdom-na-peredovuyu-foto/mechanized infantry
32nd Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 22316 - Shilovo, Novosibirsk OblastAmvrosiivka, Donetsk OblastSeptember 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/the-case-of-potilytsyn-how-russian-sergeant-volunteered-during-occupation-of-crimea-and-the-war-in-donbas/https://informnapalm.org/9780-uchastyya-serzhanta-vs-rf-na-donbasse/mechanized infantry
33rd Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 22179 - Maykop, Republic of AdygeaN/D, Donetsk OblastN/Dhttps://en.informnapalm.org/identification-units-russian-armed-forces-deployed-fight-eastern-ukraine/https://informnapalm.org/1391-ydentyfykatsyya-syl-vtorzhenyya-vs-rf-podrazdelenyya-y-yh-potery-na-terrytoryy-ukrayny/mechanized infantry
33rd Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 22179 - Maykop, Republic of AdygeaDonetskDecember 2015https://informnapalm.org/en/russian-33th-brigade-in-donetsk/https://informnapalm.org/25267-33omsbr/mechanized infantry
33rd Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 22179 - Maykop, Republic of AdygeaStarobesheve, Donetsk OblastN/Dhttps://en.informnapalm.org/the-ato-headquarters-briefs-foreign-press-on-frontline/https://informnapalm.org/6915-v-shtabe-ato-provely-bryfyng-dlya-ynostrannoj-pressy-s-vyezdom-na-peredovuyu-foto/mechanized infantry
34th Separate Mountain Motorized Rifle Brigade - 01485 - Storozhevaya, Karachay-CherkessiaPerevalsk, Luhansk OblastSeptember 2014nohttps://informnapalm.org/28326-na-donbasse-mt-lb-vmk-34-omsbr/ mechanized infantry
34th Separate Mountain Motorized Rifle Brigade - 01485 - Storozhevaya, Karachay-CherkessiaN/D, Donetsk OblastOctober 2015https://informnapalm.org/en/jan13-donbas-34th/https://informnapalm.org/18578-34-j-omsbr/mechanized infantry
37th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 69647 - Kyakhta, Republic of BuryatiaHorlivka, Donetsk OblastN/Dhttps://en.informnapalm.org/the-ato-headquarters-briefs-foreign-press-on-frontline/https://informnapalm.org/6915-v-shtabe-ato-provely-bryfyng-dlya-ynostrannoj-pressy-s-vyezdom-na-peredovuyu-foto/mechanized infantry
37th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 69647 - Kyakhta, Republic of BuryatiaIlovaisk, Donetsk OblastNovember 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/buryats-are-noticed-near-ilovaisk/https://informnapalm.org/2661-buryaty-zamecheny-pod-ylovajskom/mechanized infantry
45th Special Forces Regiment - 28337 - Kubinka, Moscow OblastBezimenne, Donetsk OblastMay 2016https://informnapalm.org/en/soldier-russian-45th-spetsnaz-brigade-ukrainian-resort-near-novoazovsk/https://informnapalm.org/28170-soldat-45-oj-obrspn-vdv-vs-rf-na-ukrainskih-kurortah-novoazovska/ airborne troops
45th Special Forces Regiment - 28337 - Kubinka, Moscow OblastN/D, Donetsk OblastN/Dhttps://en.informnapalm.org/identification-units-russian-armed-forces-deployed-fight-eastern-ukraine/https://informnapalm.org/1391-ydentyfykatsyya-syl-vtorzhenyya-vs-rf-podrazdelenyya-y-yh-potery-na-terrytoryy-ukrayny/airborne troops
46th Separate Operations Brigade - 6778 - Grozny, Republic of ChechnyaAlchevsk, Luhansk OblastJanuary 2016https://informnapalm.org/en/investigation-revealed-soldiers-russian-national-guard/https://informnapalm.org/22677-kontraktniki-vvrf-nvf-novoros/internal troops
46th Separate Operations Brigade - 6783 - Grozny, Republic of ChechnyaDonetskOctober 2015https://informnapalm.org/en/how-the-servicemen-of-the-russian-46th-brigade-overpassed-ukraine/https://informnapalm.org/14615-352-orb-vv-mvd-rossyy-myrazh/special forces
46th Separate Operations Brigade - 6783 - Grozny, Republic of ChechnyaDonetskOctober 2015https://informnapalm.org/en/national-guard-russia-abroad/https://informnapalm.org/22241-rosgvardia/special forces
49th Machine Gun and Artillery Regiment - 71436 - Iturup, Kuril IslandsBezimenne, Donetsk OblastSeptember 2015https://informnapalm.org/en/dec30-donbas-49/https://informnapalm.org/18041-49-pulemyotno-artillerijskogo-polka-vs-rf-na-donbasse/artillery
51st Air Defense Division, 338th Electronic Regiment - 40491 - RostovMakiivka, Donetsk OblastApril 2015https://en.informnapalm.org/russian-air-force-and-air-defense-radio-engineering-units-arrived-to-ukraine/https://informnapalm.org/7557-rossyjskye-radyotehnycheskye-vojska-vvs-pvo-v-ukrayne/signal troops
56th Separate Airborne Brigade - 74507 - Kamyshin, Volgograd OblastKrasnoarmiiske, Donetsk OblastN/Dhttps://en.informnapalm.org/the-ato-headquarters-briefs-foreign-press-on-frontline/https://informnapalm.org/6915-v-shtabe-ato-provely-bryfyng-dlya-ynostrannoj-pressy-s-vyezdom-na-peredovuyu-foto/airborne troops
61st Marine Brigade of the Northern Fleet - 38643 - Sputnik, Murmansk OblastVyshnevyi Dil, Luhansk OblastAugust 2014https://informnapalm.org/en/mar05-donbas-marines/https://informnapalm.org/20725-morpeh/naval infantry
61st Marine Brigade of the Northern Fleet - 38643 - Sputnik, Murmansk OblastN/D, Donetsk OblastFebruary 2015https://en.informnapalm.org/evidence-of-the-participation-of-61st-marine-brigade-of-the-northern-fleet-of-the-russian-navy-in-the-fighting-in-donbas/https://informnapalm.org/7382-svydetelstva-uchastyya-v-boyah-na-donbasse-61-j-brygady-morskoj-pehoty-sf-vmf-rf/naval infantry
61st Marine Brigade of the Northern Fleet - 38643 - Sputnik, Murmansk OblastLuhanskAugust 2014https://informnapalm.org/en/luhansk-61st-marine-brigade/https://informnapalm.org/23554-luganskie-gastroli-murmanskoj-61-j-obrmp-sf/naval infantry
61st Marine Brigade of the Northern Fleet - 38643 - Sputnik, Murmansk OblastDonetskN/Dhttps://en.informnapalm.org/the-ato-headquarters-briefs-foreign-press-on-frontline/https://informnapalm.org/6915-v-shtabe-ato-provely-bryfyng-dlya-ynostrannoj-pressy-s-vyezdom-na-peredovuyu-foto/naval infantry
61st Marine Brigade of the Northern Fleet - 38643 - Sputnik, Murmansk OblastLuhanskJune 2014https://informnapalm.org/en/looted-brdm-ukrop-gave-away-russian-marines/https://informnapalm.org/26900-trofejnyj-brdm-ukrop-vydal-rossijskih-morpehov/ naval infantry
66th Command Brigade - 41600 - Stavropol, Stavropol KraiDonetskApril 2015https://en.informnapalm.org/going-to-donbas-trip-of-nbc-russian-military-unit-from-chita-to-shakhty/https://informnapalm.org/8975-edu-na-donbass-puteshestvye-roty-rhbz-po-marshrutu-chyta-shahty-v-kartynkah-ot-pervogo-lytsa/signal troops
66th Command Brigade - 41600 - Stavropol, Stavropol KraiDonetskJanuary 2015https://informnapalm.org/en/jan15-syria-signal/https://informnapalm.org/18435-deviz-66-j-brigady/signal troops
66th Command Brigade - 41600 - Stavropol, Stavropol KraiN/D, Donetsk OblastMarch 2015https://informnapalm.org/en/dec23-syria-track/https://informnapalm.org/17448-po-sledam-66-j-brygady-svyazy/signal troops
67th Air Defense Missile Brigade - 32383 - Vladikavkaz, North OssetiaLuhanskOctober 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/67th-air-defense-missile-brigade-russia-ukraine/https://informnapalm.org/2586-podrazdelenye-67-j-zenytno-raketnoj-brygady-rossyjskoj-gruppyrovky-syl-vtorzhenyya/air defense forces
69th Logistics Brigade - 11385 - Kalininets, Moscow OblastN/D, Donetsk OblastN/Dhttps://en.informnapalm.org/the-russian-69th-brigade-s-servicemen-transport-humanitarian-aid-to-donbas-under-the-guise-of-emercom/https://informnapalm.org/3427-voennosluzhashhye-69-j-brygady-mto-vozyat-gumanytarku-na-donbass-pod-prykrytyem-mchs/transport troops
74th Motorized Rifle Brigade - 21005 - Yurga, Kemerovo OblastLuhanskSeptember 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/the-russian-74th-brigade-s-contract-servicemen-fight-in-donbas-as-hooligans/https://informnapalm.org/13538-74-omsbr-hooligans/mechanized infantry
74th Motorized Rifle Brigade - 21005 - Yurga, Kemerovo OblastSukhodilsk, Luhansk OblastSeptember 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/74th-russian-separate-motorized-rifle-brigade-in-russian-presence-donbas/https://informnapalm.org/2837-74-ya-omsbr-v-boyah-na-donbasse/mechanized infantry
74th Motorized Rifle Brigade - 21005 - Yurga, Kemerovo OblastKomsomolske, Donetsk OblastN/Dhttps://en.informnapalm.org/the-ato-headquarters-briefs-foreign-press-on-frontline/https://informnapalm.org/6915-v-shtabe-ato-provely-bryfyng-dlya-ynostrannoj-pressy-s-vyezdom-na-peredovuyu-foto/mechanized infantry
74th Motorized Rifle Brigade - 21005 - Yurga, Kemerovo OblastN/D, Donetsk OblastSeptember 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/more-uninvited-guests-siberia/https://informnapalm.org/1159-nezvanye-gosty-yz-sybyry/mechanized infantry
76th Airborne Division, 104th Regiment - 32515 - PskovLuhanskAugust 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/embarrassment-russia-soldiers-captured-ukraine/https://informnapalm.org/3497-skolko-rossyjskyh-voennyhplen/airborne troops
76th Airborne Division, 234th Regiment - 74268 - PskovN/D, Donetsk OblastN/Dhttps://en.informnapalm.org/identification-units-russian-armed-forces-deployed-fight-eastern-ukraine/https://informnapalm.org/1391-ydentyfykatsyya-syl-vtorzhenyya-vs-rf-podrazdelenyya-y-yh-potery-na-terrytoryy-ukrayny/airborne troops
78th Logistics Brigade - 11384 - Budyonnovsk, Stavropol KraiKrasnodon, Luhansk OblastOctober 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/truckers-2-motorists-southern-military-command/https://informnapalm.org/2643-dalnobojshhyky-2-avtomobylysty-yuzhnogo-voennogo-okruga/transport troops
82nd Separate Electronic Brigade - 48886 - Vyazma, Smolensk OblastAmvrosiivka, Donetsk OblastOctober 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/annushka-from-osnaz/https://informnapalm.org/3750-annushka-yz-osnaz/special forces
98th Airborne Division, 217th Regiment - 62295 - Ivanovo, Ivanovo OblastDebaltseve, Donetsk OblastN/Dhttps://en.informnapalm.org/the-ato-headquarters-briefs-foreign-press-on-frontline/https://informnapalm.org/6915-v-shtabe-ato-provely-bryfyng-dlya-ynostrannoj-pressy-s-vyezdom-na-peredovuyu-foto/airborne troops
98th Airborne Division, 331st Regiment - 71211 - KostromaDzerkalne, Donetsk OblastAugust 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/embarrassment-russia-soldiers-captured-ukraine/https://informnapalm.org/3497-skolko-rossyjskyh-voennyhplen/airborne troops
98th Airborne Division, 331st Regiment - 71211 - KostromaStanytsia Luhanska, Luhansk OblastMarch 2015https://en.informnapalm.org/a-russian-paratrooper-from-the-98th-airborne-division-posing-in-stanytsia-luhanska-raion-of-ukraine/https://informnapalm.org/7264-rossyjskyj-desantnyk-331-go-pdp-98-j-vdd-pozyruyushhyj-v-stanychno-luganskyj-rajone-ukrayny/airborne troops
98th Airborne Division, 331st Regiment - 71211 - KostromaDonetskN/Dhttps://en.informnapalm.org/the-ato-headquarters-briefs-foreign-press-on-frontline/https://informnapalm.org/6915-v-shtabe-ato-provely-bryfyng-dlya-ynostrannoj-pressy-s-vyezdom-na-peredovuyu-foto/airborne troops
99th Logistics Brigade - 72153 - Maykop, Republic of AdygeaDonetskOctober 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/truckers-2-motorists-southern-military-command/https://informnapalm.org/2643-dalnobojshhyky-2-avtomobylysty-yuzhnogo-voennogo-okruga/transport troops
99th Logistics Brigade - 72153 - Maykop, Republic of AdygeaDonetskApril 2015https://en.informnapalm.org/shakhtar-supporters-from-the-99th-logistical-support-brigade-of-russian-armed-forces-at-the-donbass-arena-stadium/https://informnapalm.org/7805-bolelshhyky-shahtera-yz-99-j-brygady-mto-vs-rf-na-stadyone-donbass-arena/transport troops
99th Tactical Group of the Northern Fleet - 74777 - Kotelny Island, Sakha RepublicN/D, Donetsk OblastJune 2015https://informnapalm.org/en/hacktivists-uncovered-russian-marine-taking-part-donbas-war/https://informnapalm.org/26632-haktivisty-razoblachili-matrosa-sf-rf-voyuyushhego-na-donbasse/ navy
106th Airborne Division, 137th Regiment - 41450 - RyazanDonetskNovember 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/russian-trooper-as-part-time-terrorist/https://informnapalm.org/4017-otpusknyk-rossyjskyj-vdv-shnyk-po-sovmestytelstvu-terroryst/airborne troops
106th Airborne Division, 51st Regiment - 33842 - TulaKaterynivka, Donetsk OblastAugust 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/parents-of-tula-paratroopers-our-children-fight-in-ukrainehttps://informnapalm.org/1346-rodytely-tulskyh-desantnykov-nashy-dety-voyuyut-na-ukrayne/airborne troops
106th Airborne Division, 51st Regiment - 33842 - TulaTelmanove, Donetsk OblastN/Dhttps://en.informnapalm.org/the-ato-headquarters-briefs-foreign-press-on-frontline/https://informnapalm.org/6915-v-shtabe-ato-provely-bryfyng-dlya-ynostrannoj-pressy-s-vyezdom-na-peredovuyu-foto/airborne troops
136th Motorized Rifle Brigade - 63354 - Buynaksk, Republic of DagestanNovosvitlivka, Luhansk OblastSeptember 2014https://informnapalm.org/en/russian-artillery-136th-motorized-rifle-brigade-identified-ukraine/ https://informnapalm.org/26691-artilleristy-136-j-omsbr-v-ukraine/mechanized infantry
136th Motorized Rifle Brigade - 63354 - Buynaksk, Republic of DagestanLuhanskOctober 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/russian-t-90-tanks-136th-motorized-rifle-brigade-luhansk-region/https://informnapalm.org/2358-rossyjskye-tanky-136-j-motostrelkovoj-brygade-v-luganskoj-oblasty-fotofakt/mechanized infantry
136th Motorized Rifle Brigade - 63354 - Buynaksk, Republic of DagestanN/D, Donetsk OblastDecember 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/tracking-down-a-scout-from-the-136th-brigade/https://informnapalm.org/5506-po-sledam-ukraynskoj-komandyrovky-razvedchyka-136-j-omsbr/mechanized infantry
136th Motorized Rifle Brigade - 63354 - Buynaksk, Republic of DagestanDebaltseve, Donetsk OblastFebruary 2015https://en.informnapalm.org/russian-propaganda-bragging-136th-separate-motor-rifle-brigade-debaltsevo/https://informnapalm.org/5885-life-news-zasvetyl-136-yu-otdelnuyu-motostrelkovuyu-brygadu-v-debaltsevo/mechanized infantry
138th Motorized Rifle Brigade - 02511 - Kamenka, Leningrad OblastN/D, Donetsk OblastFebruary 2015https://en.informnapalm.org/donetsk-corps-of-the-russian-army-no-more-lies/https://informnapalm.org/9863-donetskyj-korpus-rossyjskoj-armyy/mechanized infantry
138th Motorized Rifle Brigade - 02511 - Kamenka, Leningrad OblastTorez, Donetsk OblastN/Dhttps://en.informnapalm.org/the-ato-headquarters-briefs-foreign-press-on-frontline/https://informnapalm.org/6915-v-shtabe-ato-provely-bryfyng-dlya-ynostrannoj-pressy-s-vyezdom-na-peredovuyu-foto/mechanized infantry
147th Automobile Logistics Battalion - 83466 - MoscowN/D, Donetsk OblastSeptember 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/truckers-rublevka-147th-automotive-logistic-support-battalion/https://informnapalm.org/2491-dalnobojshhyky-s-rublevky-147-j-abmo/transport troops
165th Artillery Brigade - 02901 - Belogorsk-15, Amur OblastSjedove, Donetsk OblastSeptember 2015https://en.informnapalm.org/5281-the-165th-artillery-brigade-s-serviceman-is-disclosed-near-novoazovsk/https://informnapalm.org/12333-novoazovsk-sedovo-165br/artillery
175th Control Brigade - 01957 - Aksay, Rostov OblastYelyzavetivka, Luhansk OblastMay 2016https://informnapalm.org/en/selfie-175th-brigade-serviceman-helps-identify-russian-spr-2m-rtut-bm-donbas/https://informnapalm.org/27137-175-ya-brigada-upravleniya-rtut-bm-donbass/ signal troops
200th Brigade of the Northern Fleet - 08275 - Pechenga, Murmansk OblastDebaltseve, Donetsk OblastJuly 2015https://en.informnapalm.org/5507-head-of-air-defense-forces-of-the-russian-6th-army-fights-in-donbas/https://informnapalm.org/12685-nachalnyk-pvo-6-armyy-rf-donbasse/mechanized infantry
200th Brigade of the Northern Fleet - 08275 - Pechenga, Murmansk OblastLuhanskSeptember 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/identification-units-russian-armed-forces-deployed-fight-eastern-ukraine/https://informnapalm.org/1391-ydentyfykatsyya-syl-vtorzhenyya-vs-rf-podrazdelenyya-y-yh-potery-na-terrytoryy-ukrayny/mechanized infantry
200th Brigade of the Northern Fleet - 08275 - Pechenga, Murmansk OblastLuhanskSeptember 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/the-200th-motorized-rifle-brigade-of-the-russian-navy-north-fleet-in-ukraine/https://informnapalm.org/1020-200-ya-otdelnaya-motostrelkovaya-brygada-osobogo-naznachenyya-severnogo-flota-vmf-rf-v-ukrayne/mechanized infantry
201st Gatchina Military Base - 92752 - TajikistanLuhanskMay 2015https://informnapalm.org/en/russian-soldier-active-duty-donbas/https://informnapalm.org/22701-hakery-vzlomali-stranitsu-rossijskogo-kontraktnika-voevavshego-na-donbasse/ground forces
205th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 74814 - Budyonnovsk, Stavropol KraiDonetskJuly 2015https://en.informnapalm.org/men-in-green-on-vacation-in-donetsk/https://informnapalm.org/11389-zelenye-chelovechky-v-otpuske-v-donetske/mechanized infantry
205th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 74814 - Budyonnovsk, Stavropol KraiMakiivka, Donetsk OblastOctober 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/russian-anti-aircraft-gunners-from-205th-separate-motorized-rifle-brigade-responsible-for-downing-of-ukrainian-aircrafts-in-donbas/https://informnapalm.org/9660-deseptykony-yz-pvo-rf/mechanized infantry
205th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade - 74814 - Budyonnovsk, Stavropol KraiHorlivka, Donetsk OblastMarch 2015https://en.informnapalm.org/russian-contract-servicemen-of-the-205th-smrb-in-ukraine/https://informnapalm.org/7027-rossyjskye-palchentsy-kontraktnyuy-205-j-msbr-v-ukrayne/mechanized infantry
275th Self-Propelled Artillery Regiment - 48763 - Naro-Fominsk, Moscow OblastN/D, Donetsk OblastN/Dhttps://en.informnapalm.org/identification-units-russian-armed-forces-deployed-fight-eastern-ukraine/https://informnapalm.org/1391-ydentyfykatsyya-syl-vtorzhenyya-vs-rf-podrazdelenyya-y-yh-potery-na-terrytoryy-ukrayny/artillery
291st Artillery Brigade - 64670 - Troitskaya, Republic of IngushetiaN/D, Donetsk OblastJanuary 2015https://en.informnapalm.org/novorossiya-militant-s-contract-was-finalized-in-military-recruiting-office-of-volgograd-russia/https://informnapalm.org/13382-kontrakta-dnr/artillery
291st Artillery Brigade - 64670 - Troitskaya, Republic of IngushetiaN/D, Donetsk OblastN/Dhttps://en.informnapalm.org/identification-units-russian-armed-forces-deployed-fight-eastern-ukraine/https://informnapalm.org/1391-ydentyfykatsyya-syl-vtorzhenyya-vs-rf-podrazdelenyya-y-yh-potery-na-terrytoryy-ukrayny/artillery
346th Special Operations Brigade - 31681 - Prokhladny, Kabardino-Balkar RepublicHorlivka, Donetsk OblastFebruary 2016https://informnapalm.org/en/best-gru-subversives-346th-brigade-caught-horlivka/https://informnapalm.org/26645-luchshih-diversantov-346-j-brigady-gru-rf-poimali-v-gorlovke/ special forces
346th Special Operations Brigade - 31681 - Prokhladny, Kabardino-Balkar RepublicStarobesheve, Donetsk OblastApril 2015https://informnapalm.org/en/dec11-spetsnaz-dpr/https://informnapalm.org/16891-346-gru-donbass/special forces
385th Artillery Brigade - 32755 - Totskoye, Orenburg OblastDonetskAugust 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/russian-self-propelled-howitzer-msta-s-from-ural-at-the-border-of-ukraine/https://informnapalm.org/2447-sau-msta-s-385-j-artylleryjskoj-brygady-s-urala-na-granytse-s-ukraynoj/artillery
439th Rocket Artillery Brigade - 69673 - Znamensk, Astrakhan OblastN/D, Donetsk OblastSeptember 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/confirmation-439th-guards-rocket-artillery-brigade-deployed-part-russian-invasion-forces/https://informnapalm.org/2742-rszo-smerch-439-j-reaktyvnoj-artylleryjskoj-brygady-v-sostave-rossyjskoj-gruppyrovky-syl-vtorzhenyya/artillery
451th Operations Regiment - 3219 - Labinsk, Krasnodar KraiKrasnodon, Luhansk OblastSeptember 2014https://informnapalm.org/en/vss-vintorez-donbas/https://informnapalm.org/21325-vintorez-na-sluzhbe/internal troops
467th District Training Center - 30616-8 - Kovrov, Vladimir OblastChervonosilske, Donetsk OblastSeptember 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/they-shot-ukrainians-near-ilovaisk/https://informnapalm.org/1139-ony-rasstrelyvaly-ukrayntsev-pod-ylovajskom/artillery
474th Separate Automobile Battalion - 33027 - Millerovo, Rostov OblastAmvrosiivka, Donetsk OblastOctober 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/truckers-2-motorists-southern-military-command/https://informnapalm.org/2643-dalnobojshhyky-2-avtomobylysty-yuzhnogo-voennogo-okruga/transport troops
523rd Training Motorized Rifle Regiment - 30616-6 - Pakino, Vladimir OblastSloviansk, Donetsk OblastNovember 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/russian-army-sergeant-captured-ukraine-video/https://informnapalm.org/2810-v-set-popalo-vydeo-rasskaza-serzhanta-vs-rf/mechanized infantry
606th Air Defense Missile Regiment - 61996 - Elektrostal, Moscow OblastN/D, Donetsk OblastSeptember 2014https://informnapalm.org/en/jan24-medal-for-bravery/https://informnapalm.org/18835-ta-sama-dolgozhdannaya/air defense forces
810th Marine Brigade of the Black Sea Fleet - 13140 - Sevastopol, CrimeaKrasnodon, Luhansk OblastMay 2015https://en.informnapalm.org/5314-the-810th-brigade-s-marines-in-the-fields-of-donbas/https://informnapalm.org/12415-810-morpex/naval infantry
Command of the Russian Task Force in Transnistria - 13962 - Tiraspol, MoldovaN/D, Donetsk OblastJune 2015https://informnapalm.org/en/transnistria-donbas/https://informnapalm.org/22639-donbass/ground forces
Fake unit made up by the Russian Command - 89462 - N/ABerezove, Donetsk OblastJuly 2015https://en.informnapalm.org/military-unit-no-89462-in-novocherkassk-a-cover-for-dnr-lnr/https://informnapalm.org/11166-89462-novocherkassk-dnr-lnr/N/A
Russian FSB Special Forces Center - 35690 - Balashikha, Moscow OblastN/D, Donetsk OblastN/Dhttps://en.informnapalm.org/identification-units-russian-armed-forces-deployed-fight-eastern-ukraine/https://informnapalm.org/1391-ydentyfykatsyya-syl-vtorzhenyya-vs-rf-podrazdelenyya-y-yh-potery-na-terrytoryy-ukrayny/special forces
Russian National Guard Base in Elektrogorsk - 6898 - Elektrogorsk, Moscow OblastAlchevsk, Luhansk OblastFebruary 2015https://en.informnapalm.org/reservist-trainers-of-russian-internal-troops-as-novorossiya-volunteers/https://informnapalm.org/6152-rezervysty-ynstruktory-vv-mvd-rf-v-ryadah-dobrovoltsev-novorossyy/internal troops
Special Forces Department “Mangust” of the Federal Penitentiary Service - Mangust Unit - Rostov OblastDonetskJune 2015https://informnapalm.org/en/feb02-hacker-donbas/https://informnapalm.org/20728-ff-reichenau/internal troops
Torpedo and Rocket Weapon Base - 20991 - Polyarny, Murmansk OblastN/D, Donetsk OblastJuly 2014https://en.informnapalm.org/from-severomorsk-to-donbas-vacation-photos-by-marine-of-the-61st-brigade-russian-northern-fleet-in-ukraine/https://informnapalm.org/10231-komandyrovka-2014-ot-severoflotetsa-veterana-osenne-letnej-kampanyy-2014-goda-na-donbasse-pysmenskogo/navy


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