28th Guards Mechanised Brigade

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180th Rifle Division (I Formation) (1930s-42)
28th Guards Rifle Division (1942-57)
28th Guards Motor Rifle Division (1957-2001)
28th Mechanised Brigade (c.2001-present)
Active 2001-present[citation needed]
Country Ukraine
Branch Ukrainian Ground Forces
Type Mechanized Brigade
Part of 6th Army Corps (Ukraine)
Garrison/HQ Chornomorske Odessa Oblast[1] Ukraine
Commanders
Current
commander
Colonel Ihor Oliynuk[2]

The 28th Guards Mechanised Brigade is a formation of the Ukrainian Ground Forces. The full name of the Brigade is the 28th Separate Guards Mechanised Brigade.[3] (Ukrainian: 28 окрема гвардійська механізована бригада, 28 okrema gvardiyska mehanizovana brugada)

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 Iasi. 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.

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