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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 (8 years, 5 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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