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National Guard of Ukraine
Національна гвардія України
NGU command.jpg
Sleeve insignia of the National Guard of Ukraine in 1993.
Active 4 November 1991 - 11 January 2000 (8 years, 2 months)
13 March 2014 - present (7 years, 10 months)
Country  Ukraine
Allegiance Government of Ukraine
Role Reserve force
Part of Ministry of Internal Affairs
Engagements 2014 Crimean Crisis
Commanders
Current
commander
vacant

The National Guard of Ukraine is a military formation with law enforcement functions, which is part of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, reestablished March 13, 2014.[1] It was recreated in accordance with the Law of Ukraine "On the National Guard of Ukraine" dated March 12, 2014,[2] (the draft legislation being originally introduced to the Ukrainian parliament on March 11). Previously it was active between 1991 and 2000. It was re-established in March 2014 after the beginning of the Crimean crisis.[3]

The NSU was originally created by the Law of Ukraine "On the National Guard of Ukraine " dated November 4, 1991 № 1775 -XII. Dissolved by the Law of Ukraine "On Amendments and Additions to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine " dated 11 January 2000.

At the end of 1992 six divisions were formed :

  • 1st (Kiev) Division - Kyiv, Zhytomyr
  • 2nd (East) Division - Kharkov, Chuguyiv, Luhansk
  • 3rd (South) Division - Odessa, Kharkiv, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Nikolaev, Kherson
  • 4th (North) Division - Donetsk, Dnepropetrovsk, Mariupol, Pavlograd, Krivoy Rog
  • 5th (West) Division - Lviv, Lutsk, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ternopil, Drogobich
  • 6th Division - Chuhuiv
  • 7th (Crimean) Division - Simferopol (from 1996)

In 2014 the reformed force was to be created partially on the basis of the Internal Troops of Ukraine.

See also

Silhouette of Ukrainian BTR-4 with gun module "Grom"

References

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