Battalion Ivano-Frankivsk (Ukraine)

Country: Ukraine
Details of Formation: The regional battalion was first made public in May 2014 by the Ivano-Frankivsk governor. Along with other units, the PGM was established under the larger command of the Interior Ministry.
Details of Termination: --
Purpose: The group was mainly intended as a territorial defence battalion and formed to participate in the government’s antiterrorist operation in the Ivano-Frankivsk region. It was also meant to reinforce public order and law.
Organisation: The PGM was under the command of the Interior Ministry and the Ivano-Frankivsk regional administration. There were provisions to directly subordinate it under the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in case of direct military confrontation. Financial funds came from the regional government.
Weapons and Training: According to the regional military branch, members were equipped with firearms and received combat training.
Size: The initial size of the battalion in May 2014 was 350, which was projected to increase to the goal number of 423 within days. A later report in August 2014 estimates the size of the group at roughly 420, suggesting that this objective was reached and remained at this level.
Reason for Membership: --
Treatment of Civilians: --
Other Information: The PGM was the all-volunteer territorial defence battalion of Ukraine’s Ivano-Frankivsk Region. It was stationed in Delyatyn and also referred to as the Transcarpathian battalion.
References: Information was taken from news sources listed in the PGMD.