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Somalia Battalion
Батальон «Сомали»
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Sleeve insignia
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Flag
Allegiance "Donetsk People's Republic
Type "Separatist group
Colors Black, Blue, Red, White
Engagements "War in Donbass
Commanders
Notable
commanders
"Mikhail 'Givi' Tolstykh  "

Somalia Battalion ("Russian: Батальон «Сомали») is one of the "military units of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic in Ukraine which participates in the ongoing "War in Donbass against "Ukrainian army. The battalion's full name is 1st Separate Tank Battalion Somalia (previously 1st Separate Tactical Battalion Group Somalia).[1] The battalion took the name "Somalia" because, according to its former commander "Mikhail Tolstykh alias Givi, its members are as fearless as "Somalis .[2]

The unit is permanently stationed in "Donetsk and "Makiivka.[1]

Equipment[edit]

The battalion has "T-64 and "T-72 tanks, "BMP-1, "BTR-70, "MT-LB and "BRDM-2 armoured fighting vehicles as well as supporting artillery, mortars and transport vehicles.[1]

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