72nd Guards Krasnogradskaya Red Banner Motorised Rifle Division

72-я гвардейская мотострелковая Красноградская Краснознамённая дивизия

Military Unit: 07224

Activated 4.6.57 in Belaya Tserkov, Kiev Oblast, from the 72nd Guards Rifle Division.

Organisation 1960:

19.2.62 re-organised:

In 1968 the 220th independent Guards Sapper Battalion was renamed 220th independent Guards Engineer-Sapper Battalion.

Organisation 1970:

In 1972 the 191st independent Chemical Defence Company was renamed 23rd independent Chemical Defence Battalion.

15.11.72 re-organised:

In 1980 the 000 independent Motor Transport Battalion was renamed 892nd independent Material Supply Battalion.

Organisation 1980:

In 1.80 about 150 BTR-60 was transferred to the 4th Guards Motorised Rifle Division, when it was transferred to Afghanistan.

Organisation 1988:

1.92 taken over by Ukraine.



Equipment 12.85:

Equipment 19.11.90 (CFE treaty holdings):

Divisional coordinates:

The division was maintained as a Not Ready Division - High-Strength Cadre (US terms: Category III) - one regiment was maintained as a Ready Regiment with 1500 men.