93rd Mechanized Brigade (Ukraine)

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93rd Mechanized Brigade
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Sleeve patch for the 93rd Mechanized Brigade
Active 2000s(?)
Country Ukraine
Branch Ukrainian Ground Forces
Type Mechanized Brigade
Part of 6th Army Corps
Garrison/HQ Cherkaske Dnipropetrovsk Oblast[1] Ukraine
Decorations Order of the Red Banner(2)
Order of Suvorov
Order of Kutuzov
Commanders
Current
commander
Colonel Ihor Bocharov[2]

The 93rd Guards Mechanized Brigade is a formation of the Ukrainian Ground Forces. The full name of the Brigade is the 93rd Separate Guards Mechanized Kharkiv twice Order of the Red Banner, Suvorov's and Kutuzov's awards Brigade.[3]

The Brigade traces its history back to the 93rd Guards Rifle Division of the Soviet Union's Red Army, formed at Valuki in April 1943 from 13th Guards and 92nd Rifle Brigades. The Division fought at Kursk, Kharkov, Budapest, and Prague, and was serving with the 53rd Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front in May 1945.[4] After several redesignations and a period as a Mechanized Division, the Division appears to have been redesignated as the 93rd Guards Motor Rifle Division in 1965. It served with the Southern Group of Forces in Hungary during the last years of the Cold War,[5] and after the fall of the Berlin Wall was withdrawn to Ukraine (seemingly in early 1991) and became part of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

In Decree 925/96(?), Colonel ПУШНЯКОВУ Анатолію Саватійовичу, Commander of the 93rd Mechanised Division of the 6th Army Corps, Південного Operational Command, Ukrainian Ground Forces, was promoted to General-MAjor.

The division appears to have been redesignated a brigade after 1996 and after 1999.

Throughout 1999, the '93rd Motor Rifle Division' conducted a series of small unit and staff officer exchanges with the 40th Infantry Division of the California Army National Guard.[6]

On December 10, 2007 the Brigade received its Colour by the order of the President of Ukraine.

Brigade Order of Battle[edit]

1997[edit]

  • 87th Armor Battalion
  • 110th Mechanized Regiment
  • Mechanized Regiment
  • 529th Mechanized Regiment
  • 108th Engineer Battalion
  • 16th Reconnaissance Battalion
  • 1119th Combat Service Support Battalion
  • 198th Artillery Regiment
  • 446th Anti-Tank Battalion
  • 1039th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment
  • 166th Signal Battalion
  • 89th Medical Battalion
  • 133rd Chemical Battalion
  • 16th Novomoskovsk Field Training Site(Range)[7]

2007[edit]

  • 1st Mechanized Battalion[8]

Awards[edit]

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