"Absolutely not needed." What will be the Ukrainian Marine Corps

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, after visiting the G7 summit, announced the creation of a marine corps in the country. Legal and technical the base for the new formation has not yet been formed, but it is already known what this type of troops will represent.

These troops will be formed as a mobile expeditionary force. It will conduct amphibious and fast strike operations. Presumably, it will include about five or six brigades, the strength of the formation will be up to 25 thousand people. Now the Ukrainian marines are part of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, but the corps can change their subordination directly to the country's leadership.

Its basis, presumably, will be the 35th and 37th brigades of the Marines of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The ILC may include the 73rd Naval Special Operations Center, the 10th Separate Naval Aviation Brigade, artillery and motorized units from the Navy and ground forces.

The main problem in creating a corps is personnel. The most experienced 36th brigade of the Ukrainian Navy was defeated in the area of ​​​​the Azovstal plant, its commander surrendered. New recruits are now squeezed into a semicircle in Avdiivka and risk being destroyed. Another brigade - the 35th - is also located in Avdeevka, it has completely lost its pre-war officers, its composition is recruited from the ground forces.

But the biggest problem is that now Ukraine does not need a new kind of troops in general, and especially the marines. There is neither equipment nor tasks for it, its creation will require large expenses for organization, acquisition, training. In addition, the ILC will divert significant human reserves.

If the teams do not have high-quality training and the required amount of weapons, they will simply turn into several brigades of light infantry, similar to the Offensive Guards from the employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. The prospect of obtaining an additional batch of armored vehicles for the ILC is doubtful, the equipment goes to the ground forces.

The probability of obtaining the ships and vessels necessary to create a corps is also extremely small, especially in the right quantity.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 26 May 2023 23: 34
    Regular drain.
    They do not need.
    We need it.
  2. Watching Offline Watching
    Watching (Alex) 26 May 2023 23: 49
    Where is the sea in which they will be "marines"?
    1. In passing Offline In passing
      In passing (Galina Rožkova) 27 May 2023 06: 09
      Dig up, not the first time.
    2. skeptic Offline skeptic
      skeptic 27 May 2023 08: 17
      Quote: Watching
      Where is the sea in which they will be "marines"?

      Ukraine has a sea of ​​rivers and rivulets. To overcome them, you also need to have skills. The Ukrainian Armed Forces were initially focused on terror and sabotage, therefore, unequivocally, the training of marines is saboteurs of the aquatic and near-water environment.
    3. syndicalist Offline syndicalist
      syndicalist (Dimon) 27 May 2023 08: 26
      So Sivash must be forced. Do not send tankers to the swamp.
    4. Vdars Offline Vdars
      Vdars (Victor) 27 May 2023 13: 06
      I quietly suspect that this is the Sea of ​​\uXNUMXb\uXNUMXbAzov, because IT IS NOT THEM! And therefore, they will not need any material costs, ...
  3. Flight Offline Flight
    Flight (voi) 27 May 2023 02: 21
    They will sew a new uniform in China, chevrons and let's go on Canadian kayaks to show prowess.
    1. Vdars Offline Vdars
      Vdars (Victor) 27 May 2023 13: 10
      let's go on canadian kayaks show prowess

      Until the first good sea wave!
  4. In passing Offline In passing
    In passing (Galina Rožkova) 27 May 2023 06: 09
    Along the way, they will cut money on uniforms, supplies, weapons, training ... We decided to officially prepare saboteurs for Russia. Where is the instructor from?
  5. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
    Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 27 May 2023 07: 58
    Well, it’s clear that they imitate the states, where the Marines are a kind of guard. Of the rational explanations, there is only one - attacks on the Crimea
  6. Foxsvl Offline Foxsvl
    Foxsvl (Vladimir) 27 May 2023 19: 04
    Fur seals are with their owner, and these will probably have sea fleas.
    1. Vdars Offline Vdars
      Vdars (Victor) 30 May 2023 21: 29
      Bo Khokhloma Marines will be based on boats of the "Gyurza" type, made at the Parashenko Forge!