Kherson Oblast:johnwilliamhunter wrote: ↑17 Nov 2022 11:04
Thanks for the reply, you know much more about the OOB's than I do. I only heard repeatedly about VDV in action in Kherson, allegedly for a long time without relief, and 'paratroopers', the only specific mention of a unit I saw was to the 11th VDV Brigade in Kherson region in early October.
VDV Combat battalions from 7th and 76th Divisions. 11th and 83rd Airborne brigades.
810th Naval infantry brigade.
40th, 155th, 336th Naval Infantry Brigade
Elements from 106th Airborne division. 61st Naval Infantry Brigade.
31st Airborne Brigade?
So to sum things up, the majority of Russian marines are fighting in the Ukraine, and maybe less than half of Russian paratroops. These are the real professional-contract line infantry (although there are rumors that 155th NIB has been reinforced with reservists), the rest of Russia's infantry force are proxy or volunteers/reservists.