93rd Mechanized Brigade (Ukraine)

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93rd Mechanized Brigade
93-я механізована бригада.png
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 a period as a 35th Guards Mechanized Division, and then 35th Guards Motor Rifle Division 1957-65, the Division was 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Southern Group of Forces in Hungary during the last years of the Cold War,[5] and after the fall of the Berlin Wall was withdrawn to Ukraine from October 1990 to January 1991.

There it became part of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. In Decree 925/96(?), Colonel Anatoly Savatiovich Pushnyakov, 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.

The brigade fought in the War in Donbass, defending Donetsk International Airport during the Second Battle of Donetsk Airport alongside the 95th Airmobile Brigade.[7]

Brigade Order of Battle[edit]

1997[edit]

  • 93-я механізована дивізія.png Division Command and Staff
  • Комендантська рота 93 МД.png Guards Company
  • 110-й механізований полк.png 110th Mechanized Regiment
  • 529-й механізований полк.png 529th Mechanized Regiment
  • 87-й танковий полк.png 87th Armoured Regiment
  • Батарея управління і артрозвідки 93 МД.png Command and Artillery Reconnaissance Company
  • 198-й артилерійський полк.png 198th Self-Propelled Artillery Regiment
  • 446-й артилерійський дивізіон.png 446th Anti-Tank Artillery Battalion
  • 1039-й зенітний ракетний полк.png 1039th Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment
  • 108-й інженерно-саперний батальйон.png 108th Combat Engineer Battalion
  • 166-й батальйон зв'язку.png 166th Signal Battalion
  • 1119-й батальйон тилового забезпечення.png 1119th Logistics Battalion
  • 16-й розвідувальний батальйон.png 16th Reconnaissance Battalion
  • 35-а рота радіоелектронної боротьби.png 35th Electronic Warfare Company
  • 73-й ремонтно-відновлювальний батальйон.png 73rd Repair and Recovery Battalion
  • 89-й окремий медичний батальйон.png 89th Medical Battalion
  • 133-й батальйон РХБ захисту.png 133rd Chemical Battalion
  • 16-й військовий полігон.png 16th Training Area[8]
  • Військовий оркестр 93 МД .png Military Band

2007[edit]

  • 1st Mechanized Battalion[9]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]