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81st Airmobile Brigade (Ukraine)

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Active  2014-present
Type  Airborne troops
Engagements  War in Donbass
Country  Ukraine
Motto(s)  Nobody except us
81st Airmobile Brigade (Ukraine)
Branch  Ukrainian Airmobile Forces

The 81st Airmobile Brigade is a brigade of the Ukrainian Airmobile Forces. It is currently deployed in Druzhkivka and Kostiantynivka. The brigade fought in the War in Donbass.

History

The 81st Airmobile Brigade was established in fall 2014 from elements of the 25th Airborne Brigade. The brigade includes the 90th and 122nd Separate Airborne Battalions. In May 2015, the volunteer OUN Battalion became part of the brigade. The brigade fought in the Battle of Donetsk Airport. On 9 June 2015, brigade Lieutenant Ivan Zubkov was awarded the title Hero of Ukraine posthumously for calling in artillery fire on himself during the battle at Donetsk Airport. The brigade's 90th Battalion was named for Zubkov on 30 December of that year.

References

81st Airmobile Brigade (Ukraine) Wikipedia


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