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Territorial battalions of the Kiev junta
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A hard-working comrade began to collect statistics on the assorted punitive and territorial battalions of the junta, where the structure is very confusing. Below is basically a skeleton for a large database on the structure of the whole punitive organization, but sooner or later, this table would be completely filled in.

Territorial battalions

Definition:
The National Guard of Ukraine [(“NGU”), also known as Nationalist Guard, NaziGuard, or simply nazis,] - a structure with law enforcement functions, a part of the Ministry of Internal Affairs(Police) of Ukraine, created by transforming the Police Internal Troops on March 12th, 2014 via a new law "On the National Guard of Ukraine".

By converting the internal troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs into the National Guard of Ukraine, the [coup-formed] Ukrainian government has achieved the following goals:
- Break the continuity of command in the ranks of the internal troops and the Ministry of Interior and put their men in key positions;
- To continue the repression of political opponents under the guise of "cleaning the ranks of the internal troops and the Ministry of Interior";
- Delete the files of criminal and administrative offenses, which in the case of disclosure could discredit the government;
- Replace the too "by-the-book" people in the former internal security forces, to replace the "law and order" in the ranks of internal troops and the Interior Ministry with "ideological purity" and "nationalist ideals".

Due to these changes the ranks of the NGU have swelled with [nationalist] volunteers and [extremist] fighters of the “Right Sector”. But, despite the apparent "ideological bias", the confrontation between different battalions of the NGU, due to different understanding of the national idea, and different level of training, has by now split the ranks of the National Guard into three structures:

1) Territorial battalions, punitive battalions. "Azov", "Donbass", "Aidar", "Shahtersk", etc., entirely or mostly staffed by people with criminal records, nationalists and "Right Sector" men, as well as volunteers from the Baltic states, Georgia, and PMC mercenaries. These tend to have an extremely brutal attitude towards the locals they are supposed to be “liberating”. Because statutes and regulations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine are not inherited by the new battalions, these "liberators" are using all possible methods of warfare and punitive actions in traditions of their forebears from SS- Galician, UPA and other Ukrainian ultranationalist organizations of World War II. In view of their "specialization" these units tend to also have the highest casualty rates. Identifying marking of these units is yellow duct tape.

2) Volunteer territorial battalions. "Vinnitsa", "Tavria", "Sich", "Phoenix", etc. These are formed of volunteers who have, according to the propaganda machine of Ukraine, been changed enough to be suitable for punitive battalions. Lack military training, as well as both ideological and legal basis for fighting in a war. Identifying marking of these units is also yellow duct tape.

3) The police battalions. "Skif", "Kherson", "Kiev-1" and others. Remains of the internal troops that somehow escaped the purges in the ranks of Ministry of Interior, and mainly serve as units guarding Slavyansk and other "liberated" cities, as well as finding suitable "volunteers" for punitive battalions among persons with criminal records. Presumably, identifying marking of these units is red duct tape.

Below are battalion names, numbers, the place of formation, sponsor, commanders, composition.
Battalions are listed in alphabetical order.
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"Azov" - battalion "Azov"
place of formation: 2014.05 Mariupol (presumably)
sponsors: Igor Kolomoisky, Arsen Avakov
Commander: Andrew Biletsky, Igor Moseichuk (Deputy Battalion Commander)
Support base: 2014.08.16. Urzuf
Heavy weapons: armored "KAMAZ" truck, 4 armored personnel carriers
Composition: 300 people
The core of the “Azov” battalion are ultra-radical nationalists of the "Social-National Assembly", "Right sector", "Patriot of Ukraine", "Maidan Self-Defense" movements.
именные списки:

1) Vyacheslav Galway
killed 2014.08.26
instructor in the battalion
Colonel of the General Intelligence Department in the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine
2) Sergey "Balagan" Grek
killed 2014.08.04
Russian citizen
3) Nikolai Berezovoi
2014.08.10 killed, Ilovajsk
platoon commander, the husband of the well-known Ukrainian journalist Tatyana Chornovol

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"Aydar", battalion №24, 24th Volunteer Battalion
place of formation:? 2014.05
sponsor: Igor Kolomoisky
Commander: Sergei Melnychuk
composition:
1st assembly. 2014.06.19 destroyed by Lugansk, near the village of Metallist
2nd assembly.
Third assembly. 2014.09.01 destroyed by Lugansk Airport
name lists:
1) Oleg Mikhnyuk
killed 2014.08.20
company commander, the commander of the 8th "Afghan" company of the Maidan self-defense
2) Philip Slobodenyuk
killed 2014.08.16
commander of the 1st company of the battalion

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"Artem’evsk" battalion

place of formation: Dnepropetrovsk
sponsor:
commander:

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"Vinnitsa" territorial defense battalion №9
place of formation: Vinnitsa
sponsor:
commander:

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"Volyn" battalion
place of formation:
sponsor:
commander:
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"Gepard" 9th Regiment of the NGU special forces
place of formation:
sponsor:
Commander Andrew Teteruk (killed 2014.08.29. Ilovajsk)

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"Gorin" battalion
place of formation: Rivne region
sponsor:
commander:
composition: the 1st battalion assembly destroyed 2014.08.15
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"Dnepr-1" battalion

place of formation: Dnepropetrovsk 2014.04.14
sponsor: Igor Kolomoisky Arsen Avakov
commander:
Composition: > 500+ infantry. Supposedly the main forces of PMC mercenaries are concentrated here. This is partially confirmed by the resistance of individual units of the battalion in the Donetsk airport and surrounding areas
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"Dnepr-2" battalion

place of formation:
sponsor: Igor Kolomoisky
Commander: Dmitry Yarosh (presumably)
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"Donbass" battalion
place of formation: 2014.04. Dnepropetrovsk
sponsor: Igor Kolomoisky
Commander: Semen Semenchenko (real name - Grishin)
composition:
1st assembly.
2nd assembly.
Third assembly: 630 people, 4000 in reserve
Rotation - One company of "Donbass" became a part of the 24th territorial defense "Aidar" battalion the Ministry of Defense
name lists:
1) Alexander Romanenko
killed 2014.08.19
commander of the reconnaissance company
2) Mark Paslavsky
killed 2014.08.19
55 years old, graduate of the West Point American military academy, former United States Army Major
3) Sergey Shkarovsky
killed 2014.08.19
captain
4) Yuriy Boyko
2014.08.10 killed, Ilovajsk
Battalion overseer from the NGU headquarters
5) Yuri Litvinsky
2014.08.10 killed, Ilovajsk
deputy battalion commander
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"Golden Gate" special police patrol battalion
place of formation:
sponsor:
commander: Nikolai Shvalya
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"Ivano-Frankovsk"
place of formation:
sponsor:
commander:
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"Kiev-1" special battalion
place of formation:
sponsor: Klitschko brothers, Arsen Avakov
Commander Eugen Deydey
Composition: 430 enlisted, 32 officers
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"Kiev-2", Battalion?
place of formation:
sponsor:
Commander: Bogdan Wojciechowski
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"Kievan Rus" battalion №11, Kiev territorial defense battalion
place of formation: Kiev
sponsor:
Commander Alexander Gumeniuk (killed 2014.08.15)
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"Krivbass", battalion №40
place of formation:
sponsor:
Commander: 1st. (killed 2014.08.08)
2nd. Alexander Motril
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"L’vov" battalion
place of formation: L’vov
sponsor:
commander:
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"Mirotvorec" special police battalion
place of formation:
sponsor:
commander:
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"Nikolaev", "St. Nicholas", battalion?
place of formation:
sponsor:
commander:
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"Rights Right", a mercenary unit of the SBU
place of formation:
sponsor:
Commander: curator Dmitry Snegiryov
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"Cis-Carpathian", battalion №5
place of formation: Mobilized (mainly from the Hutsul ethnicity) in Ivano-Frankovsk region
sponsor:
commander:
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"Svityaz" police battalion
place of formation: Kherson
sponsor:
commander:
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"Skif" 23rd police battalion
place of formation: staffed mainly by mobilized residents of Zaporozhye and police volunteers
sponsor:
commander:
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"Temur" special battalion
place of formation:
sponsor:
Commander: Temur Yuldashev
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"Tavria" battalion

place of formation: Kherson
sponsor:
commander:
Use: Sabotage Battalion
Composition: 14 people as of 2014.08.16
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"Ukraine" battalion "Ukraine"
place of formation:
sponsor: Oleg Lyashko
Composition: presumably, Lyashko’s personal guards, within the “Shahtersk” battalion.
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"Phoenix" Battalion
place of formation: created based on the 79th paratrooper brigade, volunteer territorial defense battalion
sponsor:
commander:
heavy weapons: self-propelled howitzer 2S1 "Gvozdika"
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"Kherson" battalion of the Ministry of Interior
place of formation: Kherson
sponsor:
commander: Ruslan Storchius (Ruslan Storcheus) (killed 2014.08.25)
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"Holodnyi Yar" unit
place of formation:
sponsor:
Commander Eugene Wojciechowski (killed 2014.07.07)
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"Black Hundred" unit?
place of formation:
sponsor:
commander:
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"Chernigov" battalion

place of formation:
sponsor: Kolomoysky
Commander: Colonel Radievsky (killed 2014.07.21)
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"Shahtersk" battalion
place of formation:
sponsor:
Commander Andrew FILONENKO
name lists:
1) Anatoly Kurochka
killed 2014.08.19
platoon commander
unit:
"Jesus Christ" company. Destroyed 2014.08.18
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"Storm", unit?
place of formation: Odessa
sponsor:
commander:
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Battalion number 39
place of formation:
sponsor:
commander:
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Battalion number 43
place of formation: Dnepropetrovsk
sponsor: Igor Kolomoisky
commander:
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Battalion number ???? Kirovograd battalion of the National Guard
place of formation:
sponsor:
Commander: Colonel Snitsar (killed 2014.07.23)
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Because the “last” battalion mentioned in the media is already №43, I ask you to help us collect information about the missing ones. Depending on the information collected, article will be updated.

http://kaiwai.livejournal.com/3426.html (in Russian) - link (if you have updates, post it here or on the link, it will help the author to make this database more complete, I confess this is the first time I hear some of these battalions, the NGU has spawned more than 40 of them already).

PS2. On the title picture, one of the punitive troop fighters from the "Donbass" battalion killed near Karlovka, where the 1st assembly of the punitive battalion was halved.

Original article: http://colonelcassad.livejournal.com/1767943.html (in Russian)

This translation was graciously contributed by tatzhit.



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