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There are three main types OF Ukrainian troops: ground forces, airborne assault and marines.

Organizational structure of the armed forces of Ukraine.  Screenshot https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=U26SNwTH8p0
Organizational structure of the armed forces of Ukraine. 

The ground forces consist mainly of mechanized brigades and a number of separate battalions.

Mechanized brigades are in many ways similar to Russian motorized rifle brigades. The main difference is in armored vehicles, which in Ukraine are represented by Soviet infantry fighting vehicles, old and new types of armored personnel carriers and armored vehicles. Therefore, not a single brigade is fully equipped with infantry fighting vehicles, and is not a motorized rifle brigade.

The main forces of a mechanized brigade are 3 mechanized battalions on infantry fighting vehicles or armored personnel carriers, one tank, and one or two motorized battalions. The latter are former territorial defense battalions (aka volunteer battalions) built into the regular structure, created at the beginning of the war in Donbass. They differ from mechanized ones in lighter armored vehicles (for example, BRDM vehicles and armored vehicles) or in the absence of such. Otherwise, the staff of the brigade largely coincides with the Soviet / Russian. however, heavy losses in self-propelled artillery during the war led to the fact that a significant part of the artillery battalions in the brigades were towed. In addition, in a mechanized brigade: a sniper company, a reconnaissance company, an air defense division, an engineer battalion, a medical company, a communications company, an electronic warfare company, an RHBZ company, a RER company, material support battalion, repair battalion. It is worth noting that the Ukrainian brigades have quite large support forces.

The structure of the mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.  Screenshot https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=U26SNwTH8p0
The structure of the mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. 
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Some of the brigades in the state are not mechanized, but motorized. In such brigades there are 3 rifle battalions, as a rule, one tank company, instead of a battalion, a reconnaissance company, a sniper platoon and an artillery group, similar to mechanized brigades. However, all support units are companies; there are no support battalions in such brigades. Also, motorized brigades do not have their own electronic warfare, RER and RHBZ.

The structure of the motorized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.  Screenshot https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=U26SNwTH8p0
The structure of the motorized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. 

The 10th mountain assault brigade has a staff similar to mechanized brigades. The differences are that it has 3 mountain assault battalions and one motorized.

The structure of the mountain assault brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.  Screenshot https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=U26SNwTH8p0
The structure of the mountain assault brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. 

Tank brigades in the Armed Forces of Ukraine also have a staff similar to mechanized brigades. They have three tank battalions and one motorized battalion and one mechanized battalion.

The structure of the tank brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.  Screenshot https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=U26SNwTH8p0
The structure of the tank brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. 
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The ground forces of Ukraine are divided into 4 territorial operational commands. The number of brigades is somewhat different. But each command has the same set of support elements in its subordination: an artillery brigade, a material support battalion, an air defense regiment, an intelligence center, an engineering regiment, a communications regiment, an REM regiment (or battalion), an electronic warfare battalion, a repair regiment, a transport battalion, a reconnaissance battalion.

The structure of the territorial OK of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.  Screenshot https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=U26SNwTH8p0
The structure of the territorial OK of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. 

2 mountain brigades are subordinated to OK “West”: 10th and 128th. And two mechanized brigades: 24th and 14th.

In OK “Sever” there are two mechanized brigades (30th and 72nd), one motorized (58th), one tank (1st) and 12th separate tank battalion.

In OK “South” the largest number of light units and at the same time there is no reinforcement: one mechanized brigade (28th) and three motorized (59th, 57th, 56th).

The largest is OK Vostok. All brigades in it are mechanized: 92nd, 93rd, 53rd, 54th. And the 17th tank brigade.

In total, the ground forces of Ukraine have at their disposal: 2 tank brigades, one separate tank battalion, 4 motorized brigades, 2 mountain brigades and 9 mechanized brigades.

Deployment of troops on the territory of Ukraine.  Screenshot https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=U26SNwTH8p0
Deployment of troops on the territory of Ukraine.  Screenshot https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=U26SNwTH8p0
Deployment of troops on the territory of Ukraine.  Screenshot https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=U26SNwTH8p0
Deployment of troops on the territory of Ukraine. 

In addition to these forces, territorial defense brigades were created in 2015. These are reserve units, whose task in the event of a “big” war is to protect objects, fight against landings and DRGs. The brigade consists of 6 territory defense battalions, one of which is considered anti-sabotage, a battery of 82mm mortars, a communications company, a sapper company and a support company.

The structure of the Territorial Defense Brigade of Ukraine.  Screenshot https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=U26SNwTH8p0
The structure of the Territorial Defense Brigade of Ukraine. 

There are 25 territorial defense brigades in total, subordinate to all four OKs. In addition, at the state level, the army reserve has 3 tank brigades, two mechanized brigades, two motorized brigades and two artillery brigades

However, the prospects for their deployment to full-time units are not clear, and most likely they can, to a certain level, only provide replacement for losses in the event of full-scale hostilities.

Placement of brigades of territorial defense of Ukraine.  Screenshot https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=U26SNwTH8p0
Placement of brigades of territorial defense of Ukraine. 

The air assault troops of Ukraine have one airborne brigade (25th), 6 air assault brigades (80th, 95th, 46th, 81st, 79th, 45th) and 148th self-propelled artillery brigade. In the 25th brigade, perhaps. there is still equipment for which parachute landing is possible. The remaining brigades are airmobile, and largely correspond to the states of motorized brigades. However, as part of the high readiness, they receive newer or refurbished equipment in much larger quantities. Also in the air assault troops in the brigade artillery groups have a smaller number (1-2 divisions) and 122mm howitzers are more common.

The structure of the air assault troops of Ukraine.  Screenshot https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=U26SNwTH8p0
The structure of the air assault troops of Ukraine. 

The Marine Corps consists of two brigades of the Marine Corps, one separate battalion, an artillery brigade and a missile and artillery regiment. The brigade has 3 battalions of marines. In contrast to the air assault brigades, the artillery groups in the MP brigades are complete, from three divisions, as in army brigades. Also, as in the army brigades, there are tank battalions. The plans of the Ukrainian leadership are to increase the number of marines to 4 brigades.

The structure of the Marine Corps of Ukraine.  Screenshot https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=U26SNwTH8p0
The structure of the Marine Corps of Ukraine. 

Carefully making comparisons with the Russian army, which everyone is now trying to make due to the political situation, it can be noted that the Russian army has an absolute advantage in infantry fighting vehicles. In Russia, all infantry are motorized rifles, as you know. In addition, even units on armored personnel carriers have more powerful weapons. Also, an obvious advantage in artillery and tanks

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By Treadstone 71

@Treadstone71LLC Cyber intelligence, counterintelligence, Influence Operations, Cyber Operations, OSINT, Clandestine Cyber HUMINT, cyber intel and OSINT training and analysis, cyber psyops, strategic intelligence, Open-Source Intelligence collection, analytic writing, structured analytic techniques, Target Adversary Research, cyber counterintelligence, strategic intelligence analysis, estimative intelligence, forecasting intelligence, warning intelligence, threat intelligence