Kharkiv Battalion

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22nd Battalion of Territorial Defence
Ukrainian: 22-й батальйон територіальної оборони
Emblem of the Ukrainian Ground Forces.svg
Unit insignia
Active 2014 -
Country  Ukraine
Allegiance Ministry of Defence
Type Battalion of Territorial Defence (BTD)
Size 423

22nd Battalion[1] also known as Kharkiv Battalion[2][3][4] is a Territorial Defense Battalion of Ukraine The battalion is subordinated to the Ministry of Defense.[5]


The formation was established in April 2014 in Kharkiv during the 2014 pro-Russian conflict in Ukraine.[6]

The battalion is based in Svatove.[7]

Special police unit Kharkiv

During autumn 2015 the special police unit battalion's Kharkiv-1, Kharkiv-2 and Slobozhanshchyna merged into police battalion "Kharkiv".[8] They have been involved in maintaining public order and guarding strategically important facilities in Mariupol.[9]