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Rocket Forces and Artillery
Active 1992-present
Country Ukraine
Branch Ukrainian Ground Forces
Type Artillery
Anniversaries November 3
Commanders
Current
commander
Colonel Andriy Kolennikov[1]
Insignia
Ground Forces Sleeve patch UA army main.jpg
Rocket Forces and Artillery branch insignia Artyleriya.jpg

The Rocket Forces and Artillery (Ukrainian language: Ракетні війська та артилерія, Raketni Viys’ka ta artyleriya ) of the Ukrainian Ground Forces consist of units armed with tactical missiles, howitzers, cannons, mortars, jet-propelled and anti-tank artillery. They are tasked to destroy human resources, tanks, artillery, anti-tank weapons, aircraft, air defense and other important installations operations.[2][3]

"On the eve of the professional holiday, the 19th rocket brigade, which is stationed in Khmelnytskyi city, conducted the main examination of the year - the final test for 2010-2011. All servicemen passed a final exams for professional, military and physical training. The history of the brigade began in 1943 at Stalingrad by establishing the 7th Artillery brigade of the Reserve of the Supreme High Command. During the Great Patriotic War 27 soldiers, sergeants and officers of the division were nominated for the award "Hero of the Soviet Union". After the declaration of Ukrainian independence and choice of the non-nuclear status, servicemen swore allegiance to people of Ukraine. In November 1997, the division gained the status of a brigade and until 2004 it was subordinated to the 1st Rocket Division of the Ukrainian Ground Forces. For the last 8 years, the brigade is directly subordinated to the command of the land forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, armed with the "Tochka" missile. [It] is the only rocket military unit in the Armed Forces of Ukraine."[4]

Previously the 1st Rocket Division was active at Khmelnytskyi, formed on the basis of the disbanding headquarters of the Soviet 43rd Rocket Army. It was seemingly formed in 1998.[5] At least two brigades were part of the division, the 19th at Khmelnytskyi and the 107th at Kremenchug ( 107th Rocket Artillery Regiment, 6th Army Corps (Ukraine)). The division was disbanded in 2004. (Vad777)

Current structure

Ukrainian 2S19 Msta self-propelled artillery units

Equipment

References

  1. (Ukrainian) Ukraine can manufacture its own artillery weapons
  2. The Army of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
  3. Andriushyn, Oleksiy (2008-11-02). [1]+++&smo=1&mro=0&cli=61&rnm=0&dst=1&dtb=234&sub=&next.x=14&next.y=0&cdb=234&cdn=17025&dbc=1&group=visti.local.folkarmy "November 3, Day of Rocket Forces and Artillery"]. http://uamedia.visti.net/cgi-bin/uamedia.sh?CGIQUERY=3&lng=UKR&query=visti.local.folkarmy]+++&smo=1&mro=0&cli=61&rnm=0&dst=1&dtb=234&sub=&next.x=14&next.y=0&cdb=234&cdn=17025&dbc=1&group=visti.local.folkarmy. 
  4. Lapin Olexandr, November 3 - Day of artillery and rocket forces of Ukraine, N426903, 31.10.2011
  5. http://www.day.kiev.ua/270332
  6. (Ukrainian) 27th regiment receives its colour
  • (Russian) Feskov - V.I. Feskov, K.A. Kalashnikov, V.I. Golikov, The Soviet Army in the Years of the Cold War 1945–91, Tomsk University Publishing House, Tomsk, 2004
  • (Russian) Lenskiy - А. Г. Ленский, Сухопутные силы РККА в предвоенные годы. Справочник. — Санкт-Петербург Б&К, 2000

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