|National Guard of Ukraine|
Національна гвардія України
Sleeve insignia of the National Guard of Ukraine in 1993.
4 November 1991 - 11 January 2000 (8 years, 2 months)|
13 March 2014 - present (8 years, 5 months)
|Allegiance||Government of Ukraine|
|Part of||Ministry of Internal Affairs|
|Engagements||2014 Crimean Crisis|
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. It was recreated in accordance with the Law of Ukraine "On the National Guard of Ukraine" dated March 12, 2014, (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.
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.
- Timeline of the 2014 Crimean crisis
- Yatsenyuk Government
- State of emergency
- Svoboda (political party)
- Right Sector
- Combat Groups of the Working Class - Old East German organisation similar to the National Guard in some respects
- National Guard (France) [19th Century]
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