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  • Become a force to protect our future!

    The operational command "West" published a new video dedicated to the brigades subordinate to this military district

  • 128 brigade in faces #82: Pavlo, senior sergeant, call sign "Yakut"

    «Стріляти в людину на ураження – це психологічна травма. Але тут вона дуже швидко виліковується…» – Наш підрозділ часто брав участь у боях – на Херсонщині, Миколаївщині, Запоріжжі, Донеччині… Де було найважче? Найважче було пережити перші бої, втриматися під мінометними й артилерійськими обстрілами. А потім поступово звикаєш. Людина дуже швидко призвичаюється до нових умов, вона – найкращий «звір». На Донеччині, під Бахмутом, я отримав акубаротравму (важку контузію). Росіяни побачили наші позиції через дрон і вдарили з міномета. Одна з мін впала дуже близько, щастя, що я був у надійному укритті. А двох товаришів після цього обстрілу довелося виводити в дуже важкому стані, вони були без тями, не могли рухатися. Але зараз із ними все гаразд. Найближче я бачив ворогів за 15 метрів на Бахмутському напрямку. Це були «вагнери», вони намагалися забрати своїх поранених і загиблих. Мені часто доводилося стріляти на ураження. Кожен військовий по-різному це сприймає, особисто для мене стріляти в людину – психологічна травма. Але тут вона дуже швидко виліковується, бо розумієш – або ти, або тебе… "Shooting in person is a psychological injury for shooter. But here this injury heals very quickly..." - Our unit often took part in battles - in Kherson region, Mykolaiv region, Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk region... Where was the most difficult? The most difficult was to survive the first battles, to hold out under mortar and artillery fire. And then gradually you get used to it. A human being gets used to new conditions very quickly, human is the best "beast". In Donetsk region, near Bakhmut, I got an acubarotrauma (severe contusion). The russians saw our positions through the drone and fired a mortar attack. One of the mines fell very close, luckily I was in safe cover. And two comrades had to be taken out after this shelling in a very difficult condition, they were unconscious and could not move. But now they are doing well. The closest I saw enemies was 15 meters away in the direction of Bakhmut. They were "Wagners", they tried to take away their wounded and dead. I often had to shoot for damage. Each soldier perceives it differently, for me personally, shooting in person is a psychological injury for shooter. But here this injury heals very quickly, because you understand - either you will kill or you be killed.

  • Is there friendship in war? Hardly. Because those with whom you go into battle become relatives.

    The unit becomes a family. You call them brothers. Those whom you learned to understand without words. Whom you trust most dearly - your life. It is this trust, coherence and clear actions that are the key to successful operations. Join the page of the 15th separate mountain assault battalion

  • The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, visited positions of the AFU

    During a working trip to the Zaporizhzhia region, the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited of the AFU positions and presented state awards. The Commander-in-Chief awarded the "Order of Courage III degree" to soldiers of the 128th Separate Transcarpathian Mountain Assault Brigade, Roman Brana and Roman Volodymyr. We are proud of our fighters! Glory to Ukraine!

  • 128th brigade in faces #81: Vladyslav, call sign "Bumblebee", combat medic

    "The worst thing during the battle is tank's direct fire, few people can survive..." - I am from Vinnytsia, a programmer by education, and before the war I worked for Ukrzaliznytsia. After the invasion of the russians, I went to the Military Commissariat and asked to go to the front. During my trainings I completed medical courses and became a combat medic. In total, I conducted about a hundred evacuations of the wounded. I will not say more precisely, because I have never counted. The most difficult time was in Bakhmut - then in one day we had to evacuate 11 wounded, another soldier died as a result of shelling. In Donetsk region, we worked together with the 93rd brigade. So I helped everyone without asking who was from where. It was possible to evacuate the wounded only in the evening, so the guys who were wounded in the morning or at lunch stayed with me all the time. In the evening, those who could not walk were put on stretchers and carried to the river crossing. From there, they were picked up by a car and taken to a medical center or hospital. The wounded always met me with ease - they understood that now they would be helped and stabilized, regardless of the severity of the injury. I had a guy with three shrapnel wounds in his neck. These are very serious wounds, but he is all right now. Another fighter was too close to the place where a rocket from the "Grad" hit, and received about a hundred small fragments - in the face, side, legs, arms. He survived because of his bulletproof vest. - We are so used to our medic that as soon as someone is injured, we immediately hear the cry: "Bumblebee! Call me Bumblebee!” Vladyslav's friend joins the conversation. - Regardless of whether one of our brigade is wounded or not. By the way, the 93rd really wanted to take "Bumblebee" for herself, but we did not give him. He also saved the company commander after being wounded - he ran, quickly provided help, and evacuated him in the evening. When necessary, he runs into trenches, dugouts. And then he returns with the wounded, often under fire... - The worst thing during the battle is tank's direct fire, - continues "Bumblebee". - Soldiers die immediately from it, few people can survive. Although our unit soldiers survived these kind of attack. And the most serious wounds from the 120th mortar, they are very serious. But all the boys I helped survived!

  • Fighters of the 128th brigade received honors and awards, and officers recived new ranks

    The award ceremony took place today in the combat zone where the mountain assault brigade is stationed. On behalf of the President of Ukraine and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the commander of the 128th Brigade, Colonel Dmytro Lysyuk, presented the awards to the soldiers. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi repeatedly praised the mountain stormtroopers of the 128th brigade for their bravery and bravery in battles.

  • Fighters of the 128th brigade in photo

    "Those who fight in the war are the most wonderful people, and the closer you are to the front line, the more wonderful people you will meet there..." Ernest Hemingway.

  • 128 brigade in faces #80: Andrii, call sign "Kopyo" (Spear), scout fighter

    "During the war, I learned one rule: if you want to live you must study" - Previously, I had no combat experience at all, I worked as an engineer in Uzhhorod. On February 28, I left everything and went to the Military Commissariat. Why? Because I think that at such time everyone should defend our country. I know that not everyone did this, but it's their problem what they will tell their children where they were during the war. At first, I thought about going to the territorial defense unit, but an officer at the military commissariat said: "If you want to get a real fight, and not to idle on place, go to a combat unit." That's how I got into the 128th mountain assault brigade. During the war, I learned one rule: if you want to live you must study. If you work on yourself, then there is a chance to survive, and if you start to do nothing and think that everything will be fine, then you will be packed in a black bag... And a lot depends on luck. You can be a super specialist, but if you get hit by an airstrike or fall asleep in a dugout, it won't help you... The first time I could be killed was at the end of March, when I was running to a position with ammunition. It was like a survival game. Since then, I been in real battles many times, came under airstrikes and artillery fire. He shot from a "partisan" (a single "Grad"), was involved in evacuating the wounded. In Donetsk region, our unit encountered the "Wagners". These were specialists - each has at least 12 stores, the group has a "Pokemon" (a modernized Kalashnikov machine gun), a "radio" and a hand-held anti-tank grenade launcher. They fight in groups of ten, six, two. They advance and take a position, and if they are not touched, others pull up. In the city, they can sneak up without automatic weapons and throw grenades at our positions. And they can send "meat" ahead of them - 10 or 20 people - and then send in specialists. They do not feel sorry for people, but they act professionally. Last year, I seriously injured my leg, went to the hospital, and then went to rehab at home. I sometimes went out into the city and saw a bunch of healthy young people from Donetsk and other eastern regions who had fled the war. I will say that at first I wanted to shoot them. How so - you are fighting in their area, and they are resting. But then it gave way. What will I do after the war? I don't know yet, I'm not looking that far. First you have to survive and win, and then you will see...

  • 128 brigade in faces #79: Denis, call sign "Kamaz", officer

    "During the close fights, the Russians were 15-20 meters away and threw grenades at us..." - I was born in Russia, but I have been living in Ukraine for many years. Therefore, with the beginning of a full-scale invasion, I decided that my place here was to defend my country. I graduated from a military institute and served in the army, but after some time switched to civilian work in the IT field. After formation, our unit underwent several months of serious training, so the guys were prepared and united. It helped a lot during our first battles in the Kherson region. In Donetsk region, near Bakhmut, it was more difficult - many wounded, mainly from mortar, artillery and tank fire. But the boys held very good. We destroy many tanks there. Somehow the enemy managed to capture our positions. We recived an order to return those positions, so we gathered an assault group of 12 fighters and rushed forward. Near the trenches, a close fight started, the Russians were 15-20 meters away and started throwing grenades. I dodged a couple of grenades, but one hit me. I heard behind me how the fuze went off, I ducked, but a couple of shrapnel hit me. Fortunately, it was an offensive RGD-5 with small fragments, and not a defensive F-1, which would have "torn" me much more. I don't count the concussion, it's a normal, everyday phenomenon here. We then knocked out the Russians and regained our positions. And I spent a month in the hospital after being wounded. Now we are back in the formation, new guys have arrived, we are training, we are coordinating in order to be united and act in battle as a single unit. We have to end this war - that's the most important thing. And then there will be a normal, civilian life.

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