Russian GRU Special Forces in Ukraine




Incidents with Russian GRU Special Forces units in Ukraine

Page Title
Military unit #
Spotted in Ukraine
Time of incident
Military command
Details (English)
Details (source text)
2nd Special Forces Brigade - 64044 - Pskov64044Novoazovsk, Donetsk OblastMay 2015Western Military Districthttps://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/
3rd Separate Special Forces Brigade - 21208 - Tolyatti, Samara Oblast21208LuhanskJune 2015Central Military Districthttps://en.informnapalm.org/another-screwup-of-the-3rd-spetsnaz-brigade/https://informnapalm.org/10222-specnaza-gru-rf/
3rd Separate Special Forces Brigade - 21208 - Tolyatti, Samara Oblast21208LuhanskAugust 2014Central Military Districthttps://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/
3rd Separate Special Forces Brigade - 21208 - Tolyatti, Samara Oblast21208Schastia, Luhansk OblastMay 2015Central Military Districthttps://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/
3rd Separate Special Forces Brigade - 21208 - Tolyatti, Samara Oblast21208Schastia, Luhansk OblastMay 2015Central Military Districthttps://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/
3rd Separate Special Forces Brigade - 21208 - Tolyatti, Samara Oblast21208Schastia, Luhansk OblastMay 2015Central Military Districthttps://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/
3rd Separate Special Forces Brigade - 21208 - Tolyatti, Samara Oblast21208LuhanskJune 2015Central Military Districthttps://en.informnapalm.org/another-screwup-of-the-3rd-spetsnaz-brigade/https://informnapalm.org/10222-specnaza-gru-rf/
10th Separate Special Forces Brigade - 51532 - Goryachy Klyuch, Molkino, Krasnodar Krai51532LuhanskMay 2015Southern Military Districthttps://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/
10th Separate Special Forces Brigade - 51532 - Goryachy Klyuch, Molkino, Krasnodar Krai51532LuhanskJune 2015Southern Military Districthttps://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/
16th Separate Special Forces Brigade - 54607 - Tambov, Tambov Oblast54607Zolote, Luhansk OblastMay 2015Western Military Districthttps://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/
22nd Special Forces Brigade - 11659 - Stepnoy, Rostov Oblast11659LuhanskMay 2015Southern Military Districthttps://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/
22nd Special Forces Brigade - 11659 - Stepnoy, Rostov Oblast11659N/D, Donetsk OblastSeptember 2014Southern Military Districthttps://en.informnapalm.org/22nd-independent-brigade-currently-operating-ukraine/https://informnapalm.org/1116-22-ya-obrspn-gru-v-ukrayne/
22nd Special Forces Brigade - 11659 - Stepnoy, Rostov Oblast11659Horlivka, Donetsk OblastJanuary 2015Southern Military Districthttps://informnapalm.org/en/dec16-russian-gru/https://informnapalm.org/17300-gru-rf-gorlovka/
24th Separate Special Forces Brigade - 55433 - Novosibirsk55433Debaltseve, Donetsk OblastFebruary 2015Central Military Districthttps://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/
346th Special Operations Brigade - 31681 - Prokhladny, Kabardino-Balkar Republic31681Horlivka, Donetsk OblastFebruary 2016Southern Military Districthttps://informnapalm.org/en/best-gru-subversives-346th-brigade-caught-horlivka/https://informnapalm.org/26645-luchshih-diversantov-346-j-brigady-gru-rf-poimali-v-gorlovke/
346th Special Operations Brigade - 31681 - Prokhladny, Kabardino-Balkar Republic31681Starobesheve, Donetsk OblastApril 2015Southern Military Districthttps://informnapalm.org/en/dec11-spetsnaz-dpr/https://informnapalm.org/16891-346-gru-donbass/


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