Cult Icon wrote: ↑
13 Nov 2022 14:36
johnwilliamhunter wrote: ↑
11 Nov 2022 16:13
Curious, according to Russian reporters the "paratroopers" I assume airborne units, were the ones covering the withdrawal and the last to leave.
I am unclear about the VDV OOB at Kherson
They have 4 Airborne divisions and 4 Airborne brigades. I know that elements of the 76ths, 106th, and 38th were at Kherson west bank, and the Oblast itself as a whole has combat battalions from several Naval infantry brigades.
1. Command of the Airborne Forces
2. 38th Guards Control Brigade
3. 45th Separate Guards Special Purpose Brigade (2 OSP)
4. 7th Guards Air Assault Division (9 air assault division, orb and detachment)
5. 76th Guards air assault division (9 dshb, orb and otb)
6. 98th guards airborne division (6 airborne assault division and orb)
7. 106th guards airborne division (6 airborne assault brigade and orb)
8. 11th separate guards air assault brigade (2 air assault brigade, air assault brigade and orb)
9. 31st separate guards air assault brigade (2 air assault brigade, air assault brigade and orb)
10. 83rd separate guards air assault brigade (2 air assault brigade, air assault brigade and orb )
11. 150th Separate Repair and Rehabilitation Battalion
12. 35th Separate Medical Detachment of the Airborne Forces
13. Ryazan Guards Higher Airborne Command School
14. 242nd Training Center of the Airborne Forces
15. 309th Center for Special Parachute Training of the Airborne Forces
Currently the vast majority of Russian motor-rifle and armored are in Russia training with the reservists and volunteers. However it seems like a somewhat higher proportion of the Naval infantry and VDV are still operational in Ukraine.