An American military expert considers the paratroopers of Zhytomyr to be the best in the world



The 95th independent airborne brigade, led by their commander, Mykhailo Zabrodskyi, conducted the longest raid in military history. This is the conclusion of American military expert, Phillip Karber, during an interview with TSN.

Editor’s note: Dr. Karber is a former strategy adviser to U.S. Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger and professor at Georgetown University

“Mykhailo Zabrodskyi and his 95th brigade became a part of military history at the beginning of August. They broke through the separatists’ line of defence, completed a march all the way to Mariupol, and made their way back along the border, destroying several Russian artillery battalions along the way, collecting for themselves their weapons and equipment. These battalions were located on the Ukrainian side of the border. They passed Russian tanks all the way to Luhansk itself, and then they returned to Sloviansk. That’s what makes this raid the longest raid in the military history of the world of an armed formation,” explained Karber.

This operation was undertaken two weeks before the Russian advance. The military expert estimates that if the raid had occurred somewhat later, it would have had the effect of destroying the Russians further behind the lines. Then the outcome of the war could have been much different. None of this is their fault, however.
For Phillip Karber, the 95th brigade is the best brigade of its kind in the entire world. “In my opinion, they are the most successful Ukrainian brigade, even having served with the American servicemen in the near East,” he said.

As reported earlier, the members of the 95th brigade returned from the Donetsk airport without suffering any losses.

Translated by: Jeffrey Stephaniuk


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  1. Avatar Walter Salmaniw says:

    Wow,what heartening news. Ukraine needs more units like the 95th.

  2. Avatar Murf says:

    The 95th are some grade A Bad Ass Muther Fukers!
    If I remember correctly they they and the Kyiv 1 battalion were the first to arrive out side Slovansk and contained the mercenaries.They have been at the raggedy edge of this thing form the beginning.
    If Ukraine had had two more brigades just like them this business would have been over in May.
    Euromaidan Press should publish some first hand accounts of this unit and it’s battles.

  3. Avatar Christopher Atwood says:

    I missed the part where he said they were the best in the world?

    1. Avatar Mat says:

      “For Phillip Karber, the 95th brigade is the best brigade of its kind in the entire world.”

      Also, there’s the whole “longest raid in world history” part, you know

  4. Avatar dok says:

    Bravo and congratulations to them on their great work. Ukraine needs more battalions like this one.

  5. Avatar Kruton says:

    Crush the Bolshevik child rapers!Glory to the 95th!!

  6. So come on you billionaires, there are a few of you in Ukraine, pay up to get these battalions ready, by yesterday if possible! Whatever it takes. Слава Героям!

  7. Avatar Brent says:

    They are proof that Ukrainians fighting for their country against an invading army will be hard to defeat. The Soviet Union should have learned that lesson after Afghanistan, but the “Novosoviet” being created by Putin and his regime that are sending so many “Colorados” to fight in Ukraine haven’t realized that yet.

  8. Avatar Paul P. Valtos says:

    Again, recent war experience adds to competence. This Colonel has experienced with his men who respect him. He fights with them and struggles with them. This is leadership par excellence. That’s what leaders do. Politicians just sit back and twiddle their thumbs and shuffle papers to look like they are working.