Order of battle for the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine

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This is the order of battle for the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Russian and allied forces

Senior Russian commanders for the 2022 invasion of Ukraine

Groupings

Ukrainian military commentator Yuri Butusov has presented the following initial deployment of the Russian forces:[1]

Southwestern Belarus grouping (blocking contingent against Ukrainian forces in Western Ukraine):

  • centered around Brest, Luninets, Baranovichi, Osipovichi and Minsk
  • including forces from the Northern Fleet (200th (arctic) Motor Rifle Brigade, 61st Guards Naval Infantry Brigade) and the VDV (76th and 98th Guards Airborne Divisions), estimated strength of 6–7 Battalion Tactical Groups

Southeastern Belarus grouping (Kyiv offensive direction):

  • centered around Vepri, Elsin, Bragin, Khainini, Rechitsya and Mozir
  • including forces from the 5th, 35th and 36th Combined Arms Armies, estimated strength of 7–9 Battalion Tactical Groups

Bryansk grouping (Chernihiv offensive direction):

  • centered around Klimovo, Klintsi, Pochep and Sevsk
  • including forces from the 41st Combined Arms Army and the 90th Guards Tank Division, estimated strength of 3 Battalion Tactical Groups

Kursk – Belgorod grouping (Sumi offensive direction):

  • centered around Tomarovka, Vesela Lopan', Zorino, Pristen', Kursk and Belgorod
  • including forces from the 6th and 20th Combined Arms Armies, estimated strength of 4 Battalion Tactical Groups

Voronezh grouping (Kharkiv offensive direction):

  • centered around Stariy Oskol, Soloti, Valuyki, Boguchar, Pogonovo and Voronezh
  • including forces from the 6th Tank and 20th Combined Arms Armies, estimated strength of 13–14 Battalion Tactical Groups

Smolensk grouping (operational reserve of the northern front)

  • centered around Yel'nya
  • including forces from the 20th and 41st Combined Arms Armies, estimated strength of 6–7 Battalion Tactical Groups

Rostov grouping (Donbas and eastern Sea of Azov offensive direction)

  • centered around Rostov-on-the-Don and Kamensk-Shakhtinskiy
  • including forces from the 8th Combined Arms Army, estimated strength of 6 Battalion Tactical Groups
  • official Ukrainian government sources claim that the 8th CAA has operational control over the Donetsk People's Militia and the Luhansk People's Militia and list them accordingly as the Russian 1st and 2nd Army Corps

Crimea grouping (Southern Ukraine offensive direction):

  • centered around the Crimean Peninsula (Slavne, Dzhankoy, Novoozerne, Yevpatoriya, Sevastopol, Oktyabrskoye, Bakhchisaray, Angarskiy, Feodosiya, Opuk)
  • including forces from the 58th Combined Arms Army and the Black Sea Fleet's 22nd Army Corps (810th Guards Naval Infantry Brigade), estimated strength of up to 13 Battalion Tactical Groups

Kuban grouping (operational reserve of the southern front)

  • centered around the Kuban Peninsula (Novorossiysk, Korenovsk, Primorsko-Akhtarsk, Krasnodar, Mol'kino and Maykop) and Stavropol
  • including forces from the 49th Combined Arms Army, the Black Sea Fleet's 22nd Army Corps and the VDV's 7th Guards (Mountain) Air Assault Division, estimated strength of 6 Battalion Tactical Groups

Chain of command

Ukrainian forces

Senior Ukrainian commanders for the 2022 invasion of Ukraine

See also

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