Service sleeve insignia of the Sparta Battalion
Flag of the Sparta Battalion
|Active||Summer 2014 – present|
|Allegiance||"Donetsk People's Republic|
|Size||about 1,000 troops|
|Part of||"United Armed Forces of Novorossiya|
"Arseny Pavlov "†
The Sparta Battalion ("Russian: батальон «Спарта») is a militia of the "Donetsk People's Republic which was led by the Russian born "Arsen Pavlov ("Motorola"). The battalion took part in the "Battle of Ilovaisk and "Second Battle of Donetsk Airport.
Though never officially confirmed, the name and symbol of the battalion, seem to have been taken as reference of the fictional "Spartan Order" of the "Metro universe sci-fiction series by "Dmitry Glukhovsky.
Arsen Pavlov and Sparta Battalion troops on a "BTR-80 during the 2016 Donetsk Victory Day parade
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