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Georgian legion removes from 54th Mechanized Brigade of Ukrainian Army

The legion entered the Armed Forces of Ukraine in February 2016
19:28, 5 January 2018

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The military detachment 'Georgian national legion' claimed about the removal from the 54th Mechanized Brigade as the press service of the legion reported at Facebook.

It is noted that they left the brigade in the full complement on December 20.

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According to the message, the decision was made due to the incompetence of Oleksy Maistrenko, the commander of the brigade and his illegal orders.

The issue is about the operation on December 16 but the details of it are not reported.

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The 'Georgian national legion' was found in 2014 as the international military detachment that supported Ukraine in the Donbas Conflict.

The legion was included to the Armed Forces of Ukraine on February 24, 2016, and integrated to the 25th battalion 'Kiev Rus' of the 54th Mechanized Brigade. It is the first case for Ukraine when the foreigners were officially included in the armed forces.

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The first military card was issued to Mamuka Mamulashvili, the commander of the legion.

The activity of the legion was diversionary and they participated in the training and instruction of the Ukrainian military. Also, the legion cooperation with the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Interior Ministry of Ukraine and participated in the fights. The soldiers of the legion fulfilled the tasks according to the orders of the Ukrainian commanders.

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Only the citizens of Georgia served in the legion in the very beginning but later the volunteers of other nationalities joined the legion.

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